Star-Advertiser: ‘Work to start on Waianae college campus’

Excerpts from Jayna Omaye’s “Work to start on Waianae college campus,” Star-Advertiser, February 15, 2016.

Renovations of Leeward Community College’s new Waianae satellite campus, which are meant to relieve overcrowding at the current temporary campus and pave the way to double student enrollment, are scheduled to start this month.

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Officials expect phase one of the renovations to be completed by February 2017, and will start offering classes at the new location in fall 2017. Phase-two construction work, which is currently under design, is expected to start in summer or fall 2017 and be finished by fall 2018.

The move to a permanent Waianae campus became a reality when the state purchased the 2.5 acres that house the 38,600-square-foot vacant Tycom building on Kulaaupuni Street next to Maili Elementary School for $2.5 million in 2014. The Legislature appropriated $3 million for phase-one renovations. LCC also received a $10 million federal grant for both its Pearl City and Waianae campuses, some of which will be used for phase-two work.  Continue reading