Walla Walla Community College seeks funding from state for campus improvements

Walla Walla Community College seeks funding from state for campus improvements »Play Video
State Capital Construction funding will replace older buildings on campus.
CLARKSTON, WA - Walla Walla Community College is gaining the support of the community to replace a group of older buildings on the Clarkston campus.

The Asotin County Commissioners are backing the college to apply for a state capital construction project. If the school can get the funding, the college plans to build a new welding, manufacturing and industrial aimed teaching classroom.

Director Janet Danley said they want the state to be aware of their need for a new building, however the proposal process is very competitive. Of the 19-proposals submitted right now, fewer than half are likely to get funding.

School leaders are meeting with architects this week, however a very rough estimate of the building cost is $8.5 million.