SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Grossmont College on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the second phase of a $ 36.2 million science, math and career technology complex that will house a new Veterans Resource Center.
The project will expand class, laboratory and office space for programs such as physical geography and oceanography, human geography and social sciences, math and geology.
Brad Monroe, Chairman of the Board of Directors, thanked East County’s taxpayers for supporting Proposition V, the 2012 loan to finance the construction and other construction and renovation projects at the Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.
“This building will show the community that their investment in our college district through the Proposition V passage was well spent,” he said. “This building will serve tens of thousands of students for years to come.”
Grossmont College interim president Marsha Gable said she was excited about the new Veterans Room, which will be a center offering counseling, tutoring and a social space for the college’s student population.
“With its prime location on Griffin Drive, the new Veterans Resource Center will be an easily accessible location for Grossmont College to help hundreds of former and active military, reservists and their loved ones achieve their educational goals,” said Gable.
The event was broadcast live on the college’s YouTube channel.
Lynn Neault, Chancellor of Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, said the new center is a landmark project in upgrading a group of aging buildings that are in need of renovation and remodeling to accommodate new technology and other student needs. Completion is planned for spring 2023.
Phase 1 of the project, which was completed in spring 2020, involved the full renovation and replacement of building 31, which now houses the justice administration program and the child development center.
Other important projects at the Grossmont and Cuyamaca College locations, which are funded by Proposition V, are the Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Grossmont College, whose tape cutting is scheduled for May 20th. a Student Services Building at Cuyamaca College, which laid the foundation stone in February; and a renovation of the ornamental horticultural complex at Cuyamaca College.