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Capital Budget Request

2022 Supplemental Capital Budget Request

Investing in educational and economic recover

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person teaching for nearly two years, however, one aspect of college
life did not change: the need for modern, safe buildings for students, faculty and staff. Our colleges reopened this fall quarter and more classes are opening to in-person instruction each quarter.

Our students are relieved and excited to be back on campus. When asked how they prefer to learn, a majority of students surveyed in spring 2021 said they prefer all, or mostly, personal instruction.1 This personal touch is especially important for historically underrepresented students and first-generation students, who often need one-on-one help to overcome barriers.

Job training and job creation

Our $306 million supplemental budget request focuses on projects not funded in the biennial budget. The request will fund minor projects at all 34 colleges and advance 14 major projects. The buildings being renovated or replaced are 45 to 61 years old and their deterioration has a significant impact on college operations.

These projects will support job-training for students of all ages and backgrounds in fields such as cybersecurity, radiology, welding, construction, clean energy and auto technology. The projects will also create an estimated
3,000 new jobs in the construction industry and supporting fields throughout Washington state in the next four years. Investing in capital projects preserves and creates valuable public assets that advance students, communities and our economy.

Priority College Funding Phase Project Amount Cumulative
1 Pierce Ft. Steilacoom Design & Build Emergency Asbestos Mitigation $13,159,000 $13,159,000
2 Statewide Design & Build Minor Works — Infrastructure $27,083,000 $40,242,000
3 Highline Design  Welcome Center for Student Success $3,235,000 $43,477,000
4 Lake Washington Build  Center for Design $33,715,000 $77,192,000
5 Bates  Build  Fire Service Training Center $32,563,000 $109,755,000
6 South Seattle  Design  Rainier Hall Renovation $3,645,000 $113.400,000
7 Olympic  Build  Innovation and Technology Learning Center $23,420,000 $136,820,000
8 Everett  Design & Build  Baker Hall Replacement $32,229,000 $169,049,000
9 Columbia Basin Design & Build  Performing Arts Building Replacement $38,646,000 $207,695,000
10 Whatcom  Design & Build  Technology and Engineering Center $32,980,000 $240,675,000
11 Bellingham  Design & Build  Engineering Technology Center - Bldg. J Replacement $14,534,000 $255,209,000
12 Clark  Design & Build  Hanna Foster Hawkins Complex Replacement $25,551,000 $280,760,000
13 Peninsula  Design & Build  Advanced Technology Center $19,690,000 $300,450,000
14 Seattle Central Design Broadway Achievement Center $3,060,000 $303,510,000
15 Yakima  Design  Prior-Kendall Hall Replacement $2,025,000 $305,535,000

Source: 1SBCTC public enrollment dashboard, 2020-21 school year.


Wayne Doty
Capital Budget Director

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Last Modified: 1/28/22, 2:02 PM

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