BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Planning Board has allowed two Bowdoin College building projects to move forward.

The board on Tuesday gave final approval for the school to convert an old retirement home on Harpswell Road into housing for 35 students.

Renovations may begin this summer and the building will be ready for occupancy in August. Construction costs are estimated at about $1.9 million.

The board also gave preliminary approval to a plan to tear down a Maine Street building and construct a new administrative building on the site with office space for about 30 college employees. It will cost about $2.4 million.

The Times Record reports that one neighbor expressed concern about the size of the new building proposed for the site.

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