COCC Updates Construction Progress


Construction and remodeling projects are underway on the COCC Bend and Redmond campuses to accommodate COCC’s increasing enrollment over the last six years. The majority of the construction funding comes from a $41.58-million bond measure approved by voters in 2009 and state funding.

A 2,300-square-foot addition to Building 1 at the Redmond Campus will house a new 48-seat classroom and 24-seat science lab. Remodeled space within Building 1 will accommodate a 34-seat computer lab. The remodeled area has been completed and opened for winter-term classes. Interior work has begun on the addition, which is scheduled to open for classes by spring 2013.

The Technology Education Center, on the corner of Veterans Way and Salmon Drive in Redmond, will house technology-centered programs. Due to higher than expected construction bids and subsequent rejection of all bids, the project has been delayed. Through the value engineering process, the cost of construction has been reduced by $2.45 million. Design documents are 75% complete. The project will be rebid in mid-February. The new opening date is September 2014.

The purpose of the $1.3-million Grandview Renovation Project is to consolidate the math department into one location and provide SMART math lab space adjacent to math department offices. The project will be bid in January and February. Completion is expected by September 2013.

After undergoing a thorough review of its benefits and risks, the COCC Board of Directors has approved the Residence Hall (student housing) project to proceed with the design process. Public hearings have been held, and advertising for a construction management/general contractor will begin this month.


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