Biotechnology Center of Excellence & Parking

Natural & Life Sciences

Proposed Bond Project Information

Cost Estimate: $17,560,000

Project Start Date: March 2019
Bond Issuance Date: January 2021
Completion Date: June 2022
Operating Impact: $149,951 (August 2022)

Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence (30,000 SF):
Net 12,000 SF = 12 Labs/Classrooms at 1,000 SF Net 8,000 SF = 1 Multipurpose at 2,000 SF, 4 Incubator/Breakout Spaces at 1,500 SF

  • Biotechnology
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Histotechnology
  • Cytotechnology
  • Food Science

Possible Ideas to incorporate into the new Center of Excellence Building: 

  • State-of-the-Art Teaching Classrooms / Instructional Labs
  • Co-working space to foster innovation
  • Incorporation of offices, common /conference areas, and event spaces
  • Greenscapes / Greenhouse areas
  • Coffee Shop / Snack Area

Parking Area (350+ Spaces):
• Public Safety Substation
• Projected Enrollment Growth
• Offset Displaced Parking of New Construction

Biotechnology Center of Excellence &
Parking Deck
Bond Project Updates

Click on the description to see information regarding bond project progress.

In December, the State Board of Community Colleges also approved amending the two projects and merging into one project.  The State Construction Office is finalizing contract documents for design services as well as CM pre-construction services.  We expect to have these contracts finalized early January.

On December 17th, College leadership met with Clark Nexsen to review the next steps in the process including schematic design schedule and design progress.  Plans were made for the next COE Stakeholder meeting to be held on January 15th.  At that meeting, the group will work to refine program scope and detail, review initial floor plans and typical classroom/lab concepts.  In addition, site visits to peer institutions and labs will be scheduled as well as program meetings with faculty.

In late January, requests for proposals (RFP’s) will be issued for site survey and geotechnical work.