Wayne Community College begins construction on automotive building

Published: Jun. 25, 2019 at 9:04 PM EDT
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One eastern Carolina community college started construction Tuesday on its first new building in more than a decade.

Wayne Community College started work on the new automotive and collision repair building.

The site of the new building is the college's oldest parking lot.

The building will be about 34,000 square feet and will be the new site for multiple automotive programs to meet in one space.

The new building will include classrooms, bays, offices, collaboration spaces and a lobby with a showroom feel.

The facility is expected to be completed in time for fall 2020 classes.

The budget for this project is $7 million. It will utilize most of what remains of WCC's allotment from the Connect NC Bond that voters approved in 2016 as well as county funds and a donation for "equipment and student enhancement" from the college's foundation.