Georgia Highlands College student center bonds approved
by Amanda Stegall
Apr 20, 2011 | 1972 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After a long and rigorous planning phase, Georgia Highlands College received good news as the Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority approved Tuesday a bond resolution for the construction of a student center.

"This is a very exciting project for the Cartersville campus," Coordinator of Student Life John Spranza said. "It will open a lot of doors for activities, recreation and intramurals."

The Economic Development JDA board approved an inducement resolution, which is the preliminary stage of the process, two months ago. "Legally, this is an important step," Melinda Lemmon, executive director of the Cartersville-Bartow County economic development department. "We've made a lot of progress and there are still several steps left."

The 56,000-square-foot project will include the traditional amenities of a student center as well as a new bookstore and cafe. Not to exceed $25 million, the Georgia Highlands College Student Center LLC. project of 2011 is set to close on the bond process in the first part of June. GHC will hold a groundbreaking ceremony June 15.