Calhoun Closes on Purchase of Wynn Drive Property
Purchase Marks Important Next Step toward Campus Renovation/Construction Project
Calhoun Community College President Dr. Marilyn Beck today announced that the college and the Alabama State Board of Education have closed on the purchase of 9.91 acres of land, located on the west side of Wynn Drive directly across from Calhoun’s Huntsville/Cummings Research Park campus. The purchase marks the next step in the college’s renovation/construction project for the Huntsville campus.
According to Beck, the property was purchased for $937,410. An adjacent 2.7 acres of land being purchased by the City of Huntsville will allow for the relocation and straightening of the portion of Wynn Drive in front of Calhoun’s existing campus building. Once the street relocation project is complete, Calhoun will proceed with the building of a new Science, Math and Computer Science building and a major renovation of the existing Huntsville campus facility.
“To say that we are excited to see this day is truly an understatement,” commented Beck. “This has been a long time coming, and we owe our thanks to many who have given innumerable hours in support of this project. We owe a special debt of gratitude to Mayor Battle and his team for their efforts in helping to make this project a reality for our students and for this community,” Beck added.
A groundbreaking for the Huntsville campus construction project is planned for December 5, 2014. Huntsville architectural firm Chapman and Sisson has been selected for the project and is currently working on design plans. Bids to select a contractor for the project will go out once design plans are complete.