Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
Always Inspire, Always Improve
In May 2017, Bexar County voters approved a capital improvement bond proposal representing $450 million in Alamo Colleges District-wide capital improvements.
Projects were determined with the input of a citizen’s bond advisory committee and include the renovation of existing facilities, the addition of new facilities, and the expansion of our geographic reach within Bexar County. Construction projects include new Centers of Excellence allowing us to serve more students, residents and businesses than ever before. The bond also addresses the rapid expansion of IT and Technology demand in the learning and student support enrollment area by funding ongoing infrastructure development.
We are grateful for the community’s support of our vision for the future.
About Capital Improvement Bond Projects
Voters Approve $450 Bond Issue
On May 6, 2017, Bexar County voters approved a $450 million general obligation bond.
Projects to be funded were determined with the input of a citizen’s bond advisory committee.
Bond proceeds will be used to renovate existing facilities, add new facilities, expand geographic reach within Bexar County and add physical plant and technology capacity.
Construction will include new Centers of Excellence to address our community's educational priorities.
More than 33% of the Alamo Colleges District's facilities, constituting more than 2 million square feet, are more than 25 years old, many more the 50 years old. The bond will provide funds to improve infrastructure, redevelop interiors and exteriors and repurpose many of these facilities.
The bond will also fund new facilities including Centers of Excellence to address anticipated population growth and the community's educational priorities, which include:
Expanding training for high demand, high growth business and industry occupations in the region;
Increasing emphasis on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields;
Supporting our programs with smart classrooms and labs, as well as specialized program spaces; and
Serving a growing number of students as population growth in the San Antonio metropolitan area is anticipated to increase by 1 million residents by 2035.
The bond also will provide funding for Regional Centers and expansion of current college facilities to continue to provide educational services to all the communities within the Alamo Colleges District. The population in the San Antonio metropolitan area continues to grow, particularly in the north, south and west areas of San Antonio and Bexar County. The bond will fund the acquisition of additional land to expand geographic distribution of our Regional Centers in order to make our education and training programs more accessible across Bexar County.
The bond will address the rapid expansion of IT and Technology demand in the learning and student support enrollment area by funding ongoing infrastructure development.
Breakdown of Improvements, Renovations, and New Construction by Location
|Northeast Lakeview College||$42,000,000|
|Technology Center of Excellence||20,000,000*|
|Physical Plant Improvements||2,000,000|
|Northwest Vista College||$69,000,000|
|STEM Center of Excellence||30,000,000|
|Parking Garage and Welcome Center||26,000,000|
|Cultural Programs Center of Excellence||10,000,000|
|Physical Plant Improvements||3,000,000|
|Palo Alto College||$66,000,000|
|Advanced Manufacturing and Public Service Center of Excellence||30,000,000|
|Student Engagement & Welcome Center||12,000,000|
|Healthcare Technology Center of Excellence||5,000,000|
|Gym Renovations (Improvements)||8,300,000|
|Physical Plant Improvements||3,000,000|
|Science Lab Renovations||2,000,000|
|San Antonio College & First Responders Academy||$83,000,000|
|Finance & Science Center of Excellence||14,000,000|
|Fletcher Student Success Building Renovation with Main Entry||20,000,000|
|Parking Garage and Childcare Center||20,000,000|
|Physical Plant Improvements||4,500,000|
|McAllister Fine Arts Improvements||4,500,000|
|Law Enforcement & First Responders Center of Excellence||15,000,000|
|St. Philip's College & Southwest Campus||$82,000,000|
|Culinary Arts Building Center of Excellence||30,000,000|
|Norris Technical Building Renovations||22,000,000|
|Replacement of Bowden Building and Campus Center||10,000,000|
|SWC - Welding and Auto Body Facility||20,000,000|
|Higher Education Regional Centers||$69,000,000|
|Westside Education and Training Center (WETC)||23,000,000|
|IH-10 NW Education and Training Center (NWETC)||23,000,000|
|Southside Education and Training Center (SETC)||23,000,000|
|Safety and Security & Information Technology||$28,000,000|
|Redundant Police Dispatch Center||3,000,000|
|Property at 281 N. County Line||5,000,000|
|Property at Palo Alto College||6,000,000|
Bond Proposal Total Project Costs
*Buildings are expected to be combined and their size may be expanded, funds permitting