Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)

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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.

 

Project Breakdown

Renovations

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.

New 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.

Geographic Expansion

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.

Technology Infrastructure

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*
Science Building  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
Natatorium Improvements 5,700,000
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
Physical Plant 5,000,000
 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
Information Technology  25,000,000
 Real Estate  $11,000,000
Property at 281 N. County Line 5,000,000
Property at Palo Alto College  6,000,000

Bond Proposal Total Project Costs

$450,000,000


*Buildings are expected to be combined and their size may be expanded, funds permitting