A permit has been filed for Whatcom Community College to construct a new building for its “auxiliary services.”
The building is part of the college’s 10-year strategic plan, which was done in 2001, according to Nate Langstraat, spokesman for the college.
The building, expected to cost about $5.3 million, will house some behind the scenes operations of the college, including printing, mail room, and some storage.
This type of building generally doesn’t get funded by the state, Langstraat said, so the college used a type of capital project savings fund (called a “sinking” fund) to raise money for the project.
The new building will allow the college to end a storage lease that costs about $50,000 each year; that savings will then be used to fund the operation of the new building, Langstraat said.
According to the permit notice, Zervas Group Architects is the company working on the project.