Connecticut's Bond Commission will vote on more than $37 million in capital improvement projects for community colleges at its special meeting on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.
According to Malloy, the proposal includes $18 million to finance new and replacement instruction, research and-or laboratory equipment for 12 community colleges and the system office; $10 million to continue the advancement and development of IT networks and capabilities throughout the community college system and the system office; $3.7 million to finance the design of renovations at Norwalk Community College, including a pedestrian bridge, house addition, student center, new classrooms, and exterior and interior renovations; $3.2 million for parking lot renovations at Manchester Community College and a further $1.3 million to bring its facilities into compliance with standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In addition, $480,000 would finance deferred maintenance projects at various community colleges. The proposal also calls for $329,000 for Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson to award a construction contract for the replacement of boilers, and $300,000 to finance on-call design projects at various colleges.