Columbus State Community College recently announced a significant upgrade and expansion to Union Hall, located on their Downtown campus. The $15 million renovation plans call for an additional 17,000 square feet of space.
“When the building opened 35 years ago it was state-of-the-art for the programs delivered at the time,” said Dr. Polly Owen, Dean of Career and Technical Programs, in a recent press release. “With technological advances in all of our healthcare and human services fields we need to bring the educational experience for the students to the current level, while planning flexibility into the facility so it remains relevant for future students.”
The design work is scheduled to begin in 2011 and construction will follow sometime in 2012.
According to a report released earlier this year, Columbus State has an annual economic impact on the region of $944 million. The Downtown campus serves as an integral part of the “Creative Campus” portion of the new 2010 Downtown Development Plan.