Jan 20, 2014 5:34 PM by MELISSA CANONE
South Louisiana Community College is conducting due diligence on informal offers it has received on property for its Evangeline campus in St. Martin Parish.
A third Request for Land is also being released this week in an attempt to allow property owners to make formal proposals for donations of land.
Currently, the multi-building campus is located in a residential area on Martin Luther King Drive in St. Martinville and is in a state of disrepair.
Through the RFL, the college is seeking a donation of nine acres of land within the parish for a new 36,000 square-foot campus.
The college received no formal responses to its two prior RFLs. Several informal offers have been made recently, however, by property owners in Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville. The college is conducting due diligence on potential infrastructure needs on three current offers.
The Evangeline Campus' program offerings include business office technology, welding, nurse aide, patient care technician, and practical nursing. All programming will be in one building on the new campus.
The new $9.2 million campus is part of a $173.7 million bond package for 23 construction projects on 14 campuses within the Louisiana Community and Technical College System authorized by the state Legislature in 2007.
Construction of the new campus will start on July 1.