ACC Elgin Campus celebrated the grand opening of Phase 2 on February 6. View photos from the event here. The expansion includes specialized facilities for the college’s Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship programs. Read more about this and other capital improvement projects >
Phase 2 is on track to open for spring semester. Construction is wrapping up and is expected to be complete by the end of this month. Furniture is planned to be installed before winter break. Faculty will move in after the break to complete equipment set-up and training. Read more about this and other capital improvement projects >
Building foundations have been poured, underground utilities are being installed, and miscellaneous site work, such as perimeter drain installation, is ongoing.
Construction crews have started the next phase of development at Elgin Campus. Site work for the project currently includes moving dirt, trenching, leveling off land, etc. Phase 2 is scheduled to be completed for classes beginning spring 2018.
Community leaders and friends joined Austin Community College as it celebrated the groundbreaking of Elgin Campus Phase 2 October 11. Read about the event and view photos at Groundbreaking celebrates Elgin Campus expansion.
ACC will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Elgin Campus facilities on Tuesday, October 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the campus grounds (1501 W. U.S. Hwy. 290, Elgin).
ACC’s Board of Trustees selected DPR Construction as the construction-manager-at-risk for Elgin Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the four submitted proposals, recently completed the UT Animal Resources Center and the UT Austin Neural and Molecular Science Animal Holding and Procedure Rooms.
The Elgin Campus architectural design firm met with the campus’ steering committee on Friday, December 4, to begin planning for the $8.9 million expansion project.
Tentative plans for the Vet Tech Program include a surgical suite with 2-3 surgery tables, treatment areas, a radiology room, and feline and canine wards. Outdoor needs include pasture space for large animals such as cattle and horses, feed storage areas, and a cattle chute. The program anticipates instructional capacity for 48 first- and second-year students.
Proposed plans for a Sustainable Agriculture campus farm include five to 10 acres for rotational crop space and an orchard, 10 acres for pasture, a crop washing/packing area, climate-controlled food storage areas, and an industrial kitchen. The farm is to be certified organic, which impacts site planning for water runoff, buffer zones, wildlife habitat, and soil management. The architects will ensure facilities for both programs meet government and accreditation regulations.