BEATRICE – A multi-story classroom building planned for the Beatrice Campus of Southeast Community College could also serve as a community facility. Campus President Bob Morgan says the 60,000 square-foot, three-story project is currently in the schematic design phase and will follow construction of a new residence hall and dining hall.
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Morgan, who is also the SCC Vice President of Program Development, gave an update on the project yesterday to the school’s Board of Governors. The SCC Website lists the estimated cost of the project, at about $19 million.
Morgan says the college wants the building to stand out and be visible to the public. It will be constructed on a gentle slope north of the parking lot at the Beatrice Campus Kennedy Center.
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The building’s second floor would include about seven large classrooms, each with room for 25 to 30 students. The rooms would be designed for flexibility depending on the amount of space needed for a class.
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Morgan says the architects are designing the facility to be a green energy, efficient building. He says it’s hoped that the college will be able to bid the steel material for the structure soon, possibly starting earthwork in March.
SCC President Dr. Paul Illich says a groundbreaking is set for February 20th, for the new Diesel Technology program building planned for the Milford Campus.
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The SCC Board held their January meeting at the Milford Campus, Tuesday.