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South Deerfield Family Practice may relocate, expand

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If it gets a special permit, Cooley Dickinson Hospital would relocate its South Deerfield Family Practice from 21 B Elm St. to 29 Elm St. to allow for more space for patients and families.

The Northampton-based hospital’s current primary care office offers services for infants to adults. It would move its medical offices down the street to a 5,000-square-foot building owned by Peter May. May, of South Deerfield, owns the abutting business Habitat Post and Beam, a building design company.

On Thursday, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to consider the request for a special permit to change the use of the property to a medical office with exam rooms. The building is currently in the commercial small business district.

Christina Trinchero, spokesperson for Cooley Dickinson, said the hospital expects to add more medical providers in the future. She didn’t know how many yet or how many people would be working out of the office.

Cooley Dickinson would replace All One Massage, which rented space in the building until it recently moved out.

May sees the hospital’s proposal as an opportunity to bring more jobs to South Deerfield.

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