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College Plans New Building, Campus Road


GLENDALE — Two state-funded Glendale College construction projects expected to cost more than $4 million are scheduled to begin within months.

Construction is expected to start by April on a $3.39-million Adult Training Center along Garfield Street in South Glendale, said William Taylor, coordinator of business services at the college. And a $1.37-million 1,460-foot road around the campus from Verdugo Road to Mountain Avenue will be constructed this summer to provide firefighters better access to a strip of campus bordering hillside brush, he said.

The two projects are listed as the college's first and third priorities on the five-year capital improvement plan recently submitted to the California Community College chancellor's office. Funds for the projects have been included in the current state budget, Taylor said.

Second on the capital improvement plan is the $3-million remodeling of the Technical Education Building. It has also been funded, and plans are being reviewed by the state architect, Taylor said.

The 1992-93 construction plan includes 15 projects at an anticipated cost of $55 million. They include construction of an $11.9-million, three-story multiuse laboratory building with 18 instruction labs and a $9.1-million library expansion, both of which are now being planned.

Although a $3.8-million expansion and remodeling of a science building for technical education classes received higher priority this year, funding requests for improvements to the campus utility system and to a laboratory operations building were delayed for a year, Taylor said.

Other construction projects in the future include a $6-million cafeteria and a $2-million physical education facility. "The question of whether all these projects will be funded depends on the state budget and the capital construction bonds which are on the June and November ballot of this year," Taylor said.

This year's plan is being reviewed by the chancellor's office and is expected to be approved by the end of April.

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