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Cayuga CC Board of Trustees approves first bids in Fulton Campus expansion project

DATE: 10-26-2011

On October 26, the Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the bids for the demolition and structural steel contracts for the Fulton Campus expansion in the former P&C Building in the River Glen Plaza in Fulton.

The College received a total of 11 bids with supporting documents, post-bid documents, and contractor's qualifications, and awarded the contracts to the following companies:

Structural steel work for the amount of $475,040 to Rochester Rigging & Erectors Inc. of Bloomfield, N.Y.Demolition work for the amount of $214,500 to PAC Associates of Oswego, N.Y.

Demolition is expected to begin at the vacant former grocery store in early November.

The Cayuga County Legislature approved the $990,000 purchase of the building in March, and the following month approved the $495,000 purchase of 45 acres of undeveloped land that is adjacent to the River Glen Plaza. The state is expected to reimburse the county for 50 percent of the costs of both purchases.

The College intends to move the Fulton Campus from its current 50,000-square-foot space in the Fulton Commons on West Broadway Street/Route 3 into the larger River Glen space.

The current architectural drawings increase the campus size to approximately 82,150 square feet, which includes a 31,000 square-foot second floor. The plans also expand the learning commons—a central hub that brings together the Library, computers, academic success resources, and flexible work spaces for students—from 8,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet; increases the number of classrooms from 21 to 34; and doubles the amount of the space for full-time faculty offices.

The College hopes to have construction on the new space finished by early summer 2012, and ready to host classes there in time for the fall 2012 semester. The College will maintain its lease at the Fulton Commons site for at least the next five years, and will provide the space needed for the College to expand its workforce development and community education programming in the region.