Nashua lawmakers rejected a proposal on Tuesday to buy the former campus of Daniel Webster College off University Drive.
The city's aldermen voted on whether to spend up to $23 million to purchase the property, and use it for city administrative buildings, classrooms and a performing arts center.
Those against the purchase argued the property wasn’t feasible and cost too much. The measure failed 4 to 9. The campus has been for sale since the college shut its doors for financial reasons earlier this year.