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DMACC Board approves $3.2M Carroll Campus addition/renovation

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A renovation and expansion project is planned for the DMACC Carroll campus and is expected to be complete next year.

The DMACC Board of Directors has approved an addition/renovation project on the DMACC Carroll Campus. Construction on the 11,700-square-foot renovation to the existing building is expected to begin later this summer.

The $3.2 million renovation will bring the DMACC Carroll Campus Technology Resource Center, which has been at another location since 2001, to campus. The addition also will include a welding lab, electrical lab and new centralized office space for Student Services.

“This means we will have better wrap-around services for Welding and Industrial-Maintenance students,” said Joel Lundstrom said, Carroll Campus provost.

He said enrollment at the Carroll Campus continues to grow, making the addition’s focus on better student support critical going forward.

Lundstrom said the addition and renovation will take place on the northeast corner of the existing campus.

One of the most exciting components of the new project, according to Lundstrom, is the new Exhibition Space.

“Our campus has four or five community events each month, and this exhibition space will serve as a central location for bringing campus activities to the public,” Lundstrom said. “In addition, the space works as a student center where students will be able to study on campus, meet with friends and relax between courses.”

Lundstrom said the project is to be completed by May of 2021.

Former DMACC Carroll Campus Provost and current DMACC Board of Trustees member Jim Knott said the Carroll Campus renovation will have a huge impact on the DMACC Carroll Campus, as well as the Carroll community.

“This renovation will modernize a welding lab and an electrical lab, and create a welcoming area for students to study,” Knott said. “The exhibition area will be a great space for the community to hold functions, meet-and-greets and for the general public to listen to invited speakers. The city of Carroll has needed something like this for a long time.”

DLR Group is the architectural firm hired to prepare the plans and specifications for the project.

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