Central Wyoming College announced Friday a new twist in its quest to build a permanent Jackson campus.
CWC has found 2 acres south of town off of High School Road to purchase to build a center to house programming in nursing and the culinary and hospitality sectors.
Voters approved $3.82 million in specific purpose excise tax funds in 2017 for a land purchase, plus design and construction of the new facility. After the election, the college bought two lots in town that were originally slated to house the center.
However, the land south of town is better suited for its needs, the college said in a press release, so it will sell the two town lots and use the money to fund part of the new purchase.
The Wyoming Community College Commission, the body that coordinates the state’s community colleges, has approved a $7.57 million request for the CWC-Jackson campus. The commission also put CWC-Jackson as its No. 1 capital construction priority in the 2019-20 state Legislature, the press release said.
The commission’s funding request, which the Legislature will need to approve, will first go before the State Building Commission in July. If the building commission approves the request the Joint Appropriations Committee and the Legislature will consider it during the February budget session.