COCC Construction Update March Progress

first_img Tumblr LinkedIn  Construction and remodeling projects are underway on the COCC Bend and Redmond campuses. The majority of the construction funding comes from a $41.58-million bond measure approved by voters in 2009 and state funding. The Technology Education Center, on the corner of Veterans Way and Salmon Drive in Redmond, will house technology-centered programs. Finishes continue in the South, Core and North wings. Site work for curbs, lighting, sidewalks and paving has started. The opening date is September 2014.The Residence Hall project, expected to provide housing for approximately 330 students, will begin April 14, and the official groundbreaking is scheduled for May 14. Tree preservation identification is underway and building permits are expected by May. Completion is scheduled for the summer of 2015.A small portion of the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond will be remodeled into a lab space for COCC’s new Veterinary Technician program. The water line is underway and should be completed by the end of the month. Redesign of the remodel to according to accreditation requirements is progressing. Opening is expected by fall 2014.Ochoco Building, which was built in 1964, will be remodeled to house both the humanities and the world languages and cultures departments. The need for large-scale asbestos mitigation was not expected and has impacted the budget. Classrooms are still on track to be completed by fall 2014. E-Headlines By CBN Pinterest on April 17, 2014 Share.last_img read more