Blinn College trustees take the first step in the nearly $31 million dollar addition to the Bryan campus.
Approval was given Tuesday’s meeting to seek an architect for the project that includes a new administration building on recently acquired land at Villa Maria and Nash.
The projected cost also includes demolition of a former church and neighboring structures, where the 45,000 square foot building will be located, along with an extension of Nash Street to the rest of the campus, and demolish the current administration building off 29th Street.
The new administration building, which is projected to open in the fall of 2023, will house Blinn’s student services, which is currently in the Tejas Center.
The new building will also host Blinn’s human resources departments, police, and bookstore.
Blinn is funding the project from its unrestricted cash account. As far as being able to stay within budget, project director Mark Feldhake said “numbers are being difficult right now. We are seeing some numbers come down while other numbers are going up. There’s all kinds of difficulties we are experiencing right now.”
Click below for comments from the September 21, 2021 Blinn trustees meeting. Speakers begin with Mark Feldhake.