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Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) will pursue an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with The Dalles and Wasco County for $3.5 million in enterprise zone funds and proceed with a $7.6 million full faith and credit bond for construction of a skill center and housing project at The Dalles campus following a unanimous vote by the Board of Education at its January board meeting.
A 72-unit student housing complex and a skill center are proposed for the Columbia Gorge Community College campus in The Dalles and must be built by 2022, the condition set by a state grant of $7.3 million. The proposed Treaty Oak Skills Center and campus housing project includes a skill center with attached structure and two main housing buildings, costing $14.6 million.
Current and prospective students at Columbia Gorge Community College, as well as parents and community members, are invited to participate in a “housing feasibility study.” “Responses will have an important role in helping the college decide whether to proceed with campus housing,” said Dan Spatz, community outreach manager for the college.
The Dalles City Council held a special work session Monday to gather public input about whether the funding formula for lodging taxes should be changed, or if the current dispersal adequately supported tourism and marketing activities. “We decided it was a good time to look toward the future,” said Mayor Steve Lawrence.