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City agrees to sell property to Delta College for downtown campus

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The city of Saginaw has agreed to sell its property on Franklin Street to Delta College for its downtown campus.

The building will be constructed on the 300 block of E. Genesee Avenue, right across the street from TV5. Nine sites were considered for the new campus.

The new building will include 11 classrooms, science and computer labs, technology and special use training rooms.

The building will be 24,000 square feet and have a maximum enrollment of 1,250 students, according to the college.

“By investing in a building, rather than continue to lease space, Delta is planning for the next two or three decades of service delivery,” said Dr. Jean Goodnow, Delta College President. 

The construction is estimated to cost $12.7 million. The state will pay for 50 percent of costs. The other 50 percent has been saved by the college for the project.

“Delta College is committed to serving all of its taxpaying communities and is pleased to be addressing a need in the region where a majority of students live,” Board Chair Michael Rowley said. “While located in the Downtown area, it will be within easy access for everyone in Saginaw County and beyond.”

The city agreed to sell the property at its Nov. 21 meeting. The sale needs to be finalized and will go in front of city council for approval in two to four weeks.

Construction is estimated to begin in late 2017 or early 2018.

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