“New student housing will replace the more than 40-year old buildings at Coast Mountain College’s Terrace campus thanks to an $18.7 million investment from the province.
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark was in Terrace Sept. 6 to deliver the news as students began their first week back in class.
“Being the first person in my family to graduate from high school and go to college — for some people that is a big move. To pack up, to leave your clan, to leave your family to go get a brighter future, you want to go to a place that gives you a sense of belonging,” Mark says.
The total cost of the project is $19.7 million with the college coming up with the remaining $1 million.
Construction is to start next summer on the first of two three-story residential buildings to replace four obsolete structures. The second is due for completion in the fall of 2021. Each will contain 54 beds.
In all, 71 beds will be replaced and 33 new ones added. There will also be four suites for Elders or relatives to visit students in residence.”
Congratulations to Coast Mountain College on the approval of provincial funding to replace aging student housing. It was an honor to work with your team to help develop this plan!
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