Cape Fear Community College is moving forward with its plans to develop and build a new campus in Surf City. College officials are preparing to interview architectural design firms next month.
Earlier this year, the Pender County commissioners, the town of Surf City and CFCC agreed to a joint funding plan to cover the $2.3 million costs of the design and construction of the campus. According to the plan, CFCC will provide $1.7 million, Pender County will provide $100,000 and Surf City will provide $500,000.
Surf City Mayor Zander Guy is a strong supporter of the project and is excited that plans are taking shape.
“This facility will bring education and jobs to the Surf City area, as well as provide a link between the greatly utilized campuses of CFCC – Downtown Wilmington, North Campus and Burgaw. It will provide opportunities for all ages for many years to come, and it will be a win-win for our community and CFCC,” said Guy.
The task for the designer will be to first develop a master plan for the 24-acre site located off of NC Hwy 210. The property was donated to the college by the late Alston Burke in 2008.
Once the master plan is complete, design work on the 10,000-12,000 square-foot building will begin. The building is expected to have between 10-12 classrooms with offices and administrative space to support the program. College officials plan to have the building completed by January of 2013.