KALISPELL - Flathead Valley Community College recently announced its plans to expand the Kalispell campus over the next two years, as part of a new campaign to support students and better serve the community.
The development is part of the ONE campaign, a privately funded effort to support the construction of a new Library and Learning Center and a College Center on campus.
The Library and Learning Center will be a 12,000-square foot building with top of the line technology, space for group projects, a student lounge area, multi-media services and a virtual reality lab.
The plans for the College Center call for a 50,000-square foot building with a performance and lecture hall, a multi-purpose activity center with two full basketball courts, an outdoor amphitheater and a lobby with an art gallery.
The entire project is set at $18 million and $5.6 million has already been raised. FVCC President Jane Karas says she hopes the newly planned growth at the college will help them fulfill their goals.
“We expect these buildings will set us up for much success in the next 50 years to continue to do what we do best, which is be a community college and meet the needs of our community, as it grows,” Karas said.
Construction is set to break ground this spring and be completed by the fall of 2020.