Blinn trustees OK financing for Bryan campus construction

The project will complement the current Bryan campus with wider options for students.
The project will complement the current Bryan campus with wider options for students. | Contributed photo

The Blinn College Board of Trustees recently resolved to authorize finances that will be used to build a new Blinn College campus in Bryan, Texas.

The $38.8 million from Washington County Junior College District Combined Fee Revenue bonds will be used for the first phase of construction. The board has an estimated $9.6 million gathered from bank-qualified bonds that were sold in November of last year. This, plus the new funding, meets the approximately $46.5 million estimation for the campus.

The project will complement the current Bryan campus with wider options for students, including studies involving science, technology, engineering and math. The new campus will be 95 acres. An estimated 15,000 students will benefit from it.

The first phase of the construction will help an estimated 2,500 students with a student resource building, an academic building, and parking spaces for 800 cars. The student resource building features a study and leisure space, a library, student services and campus police. The academic building, which will be four stories tall, will have 18 classrooms and eight laboratories.

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