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COM 2023 Bond Updates

3d rendering of new building.

During the May 2023 election, COM successfully passed its $250 million general obligation bond.

This bond will allow the College to complete phase two of its long-range facilities master plan, which seeks to update and/or replace a significant percentage of the 57+ year old, aging facilities at the Main Campus.

The long-range master facilities plan directly addresses the region's immense growth, and ensuing education and workforce training needs through the development of new programs, new buildings and new opportunities for student success.

On a quarterly basis, COM will provide the BOT and community with projects associated with the COM 2023 bond.

COM 2023 Bond Projects

COM 2023 Bond Timeline

Oct. 2022

COM 2023 Bond Advisory Committee formed.

Jan. 2023

On Monday, Jan. 23 with a 7-0 vote, the COM Board of Trustees unanimously approved callling for a $250 million May bond election.

May 2023

On May 6, voters approved the $250 million bond.

July 2023

During the July 24 BOT meeting, the College Administration provided a presentation of the closed-bid process that occurred by the College to identify architects to assign to bond projects.

Aug. 2023

At the Aug. 28 Regular BOT Meeting, trustees approved awarding architectural design services for the Welding and Industrial Education Buildings to Joiner Architects, the Public Services Center to RDLR Architects and the Library Classroom Building (LCB) to Cannon Design.

Sep. 2023

At the Sept. 25 Regular BOT Meeting, trustees approved awarding architectual design services for the Corporate and Continuing Education Center to Kirksey Architecture. The trustees also approved the Schematic Design for the Welding and Industrial Education Projects.

Oct. 2023

Demolition of the Technical Vocational Building began on Oct. 16

During the Oct. 23 Regular BOT Meeting, trustees approved:

  • Design development submission for the Welding and Industrial Education Buildings
  • Pogue Construction as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for Welding and Industrial Education Building projects
  • Durotech, Inc. as the CMAR for Public Service Center building project
  • Consolidation of the programming needs for the Academic Classroom Building into the LCB resulting in one larger more efficient building

Nov. 2023

Design work continues on the LCB, Public Service, Welding and Industrial Education Building projects.

As design milestones are reached, presentations will be made to the trustees and community at upcoming BOT Meetings.

Latest Updates

Dec. 15, 2023

Following the May 2023 election and passage of the $250 million general obligation bond, the COM administration immediately went to work.

July 2023
During the July 24 BOT meeting, the College Administration provided a presentation of the closed-bid process that occurred by the College to identify architects to assign to bond projects.

August 2023
At the Aug. 28, 2023, regular Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, trustees approved awarding architectural design services for the Welding and Industrial Education Buildings to Joiner Architects, the Public Services Center to RLDR Architects and the Library Classroom Building (LCB) to Cannon Design.

In 2018, COM successfully passed a $162.5 million general obligation bond, in which every project has been completed on time and under budget.

  • Completed New 160,000 square foot STEAM / Allied Health Building
  • Completed New 90,000 square foot Industrical Careers Building
  • Completed Physical Plant Expansion
  • Completed Fine Arts Building Theatre Renovations
  • Completed Life Cycle & Technology Upgrades
  • Completed Administration Demolition
  • Completed Police Station Demolition
  • Oct 2023 Tech Voc Building Demolition in Progress

Tech Voc Demolition

Public Safety Careers

Rendering of outside of future PSC building
Rendering of inside lobby of future PSC building

Welding

Rendering of outside of future Welding building
Rendering of inside of future Welding building