What’s Happening with the Bond-Funded Projects?

Rogue Community College is going to work on the first of several projects funded by the $23 million bond approved by voters in 2016. Here is a quick look at the current milestones.

High-Tech Center

This is a renovation of an 11,800-square-foot building adjacent to the Table Rock Campus, or TRC, in White City. It will be home to several career technical programs including manufacturing, mechatronics and welding.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration, which provided a $1.2 million grant for the High-Tech Center, has approved the design, specifications and request-for- proposal documents to procure a general contractor. RCC intends to release the RFP for bidding on October 1, 2017.

RCC has completed the plan review process with Jackson County, and the project permits are being issued. The HTC project is ready to move forward on October 1, 2017.

The target date to open is July 9, 2018.

Health Professions Building

RCC is developing a TRC master plan that will include a new building for health occupations. Consultant Hennebery Eddy Architects of Portland is assisting with the master plan draft, which includes an analysis of TRC programs, space needs through 2030 and a preliminary conceptual site plan for the building location and how existing and new facilities could be modified to create a single campus environment.

On August 6, 2017, RCC released RFPs to procure a design architect and a construction manager/general contractor. The RFP procurement will close on November 1. On October 5, the consultant will formally present the final TRC master plan to the Board of Education.

RWC Science Building Remodel

This project is a renovation of an existing building on the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass to accommodate existing and growth needs of the college program. The Oregon State legislature in June approved a $6 million grant for science building renovations.

RWC Waterline Project Connecting the RWC to the Grants Pass municipal water supply is a requirement for further campus development, including annexation of the RWC into the City of Grants Pass. The waterline project consists of three phases: evaluation of existing water conditions and needs, designing the new system and construction. RCC has contracted with ZCS Engineering for all three phases.

Evaluation is expected to conclude in August, with the design phase beginning in-September and the construction phase commencing the first quarter of 2018.

Fire District 3 Classrooms

This project involves the design and construction of a new classroom education building at the White City Fire District 3 campus at 8383 Agate Road. According to FD3, the anticipated construction completion is September 1, 2018. The building will be shared by RCC and FD3, with FD3 retaining ownership and general maintenance responsibilities.

RCC had currently committed $500,000 of bond proceeds to the project and FD3 has committed $500,000 from fire district funds.

For details, see RCC’s Quarterly Bond Reports

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