$22.025 Million Bonding Bill Funds Construction Phase of Technology and Business Center Renovation

$6.5 million in deferred maintenance will also be addressed

Inver Hills Community College received $22.025 million in construction funds for the college’s Technology and Business Center renovation project as part of the 2023 Bonding Bill. The funds will be used to renovate 31,800 square feet of the building, improving learning experiences for students in STEM, Paralegal, Business, and Accounting programs, among others. Furthermore, $6.5 million in deferred maintenance will be addressed. The building opened in the early 1970s and has undergone limited updates since then.

Michael Berndt, president of Inver Hills and Dakota County Technical College, reported that Inver Hills received $698,000 in 2018 to fund the project’s design phase.

“Getting to this point has taken years of collaboration and persistence on the part of many people on and off our campus,” President Berndt said. “The efforts and continued work to see this project completed are much appreciated. This state-of-the art facility will offer a more effective and more appealing learning environment.”

Technology and Business Center Renovation construction highlights

  • Creating 15 flexible technology-adapted classrooms
  • Creating four specialized Cisco networking classrooms
  • Connecting the Business Center to Heritage Hall
  • Remodeling restrooms to current codes and ADA standards

Technology and Business Center Renovation construction campus impact

  • A campus delegation will finalize design in accordance with campus needs during fall 2023
  • A committee will be developed to determine art projects to be integrated into the project
  • Construction will begin spring semester 2024
  • The building will close next summer and will be offline for the heavy construction phase
    • Impacted faculty and staff will be contacted to create contingency plans
  • Renovations are estimated to be complete by August 2025
Learn more about the Technology and Business Center Renovation construction phase by contacting:

Emily Zimmer
Project Manager
Strategic Marketing and Communications
Inver Hills Community College
Dakota County Technical College

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