Construction Watch: Proposed $21.9M building for Chattanooga State on higher ed funding wish list

The advanced manufacturing building was among eight new capital projects pitched during Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s recent budget hearings
By: | November 8, 2019
Gov. Bill Lee (pictured) recently held budget hearings, during which Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Mike Krause pitched eight new capital projects, including a building for Chattanooga State.Gov. Bill Lee (pictured) recently held budget hearings, during which Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Mike Krause pitched eight new capital projects, including a building for Chattanooga State.

A proposed $21.9 million advanced manufacturing building for Chattanooga State Community College’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology ranks No. 2 on this year’s wish list of building projects recommended by state higher education officials. The 50,000-square-foot building is among eight proposed capital projects totaling $354.9 million. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Executive Director Mike Krause pitched the projects during Gov. Bill Lee’s recent public budget hearings. Read more.

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Morgan Community College in Colorado has broken ground on Poplar Hall, a $1.9 million building that will house the Agricultural Center for Innovation. Read more.

Three years after breaking ground on the new building for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, work is nearing completion and classes are slated to start there next semester. Read more.