2021-23 Capital Budget Request
Capital investments spur economic recovery across Washington
Investing in capital projects at community and technical colleges will stimulate local economies across Washington. Thousands of people will get to work in well-paying jobs in the construction industry and related fields, reinvesting their earning power in local businesses.
With the current low interest rates and a competitive construction market, the state can stretch investments further and break through a backlog of projects that will become more expensive as time goes by.
An infrastructure of opportunity
Our capital budget request reflects the increasing cost of repairing and replacing buildings that have aged over a 10-year period in which the state provided no growth in capital funding for our system. As buildings aged, costs increased and buying power declined. The buildings on our request that will be renovated or replaced are, on average, nearly 60 years old and are in poor condition.
Our $776 million request list will fund several minor projects at every college and 32 major projects at 29 colleges across the state. Projects are ranked based on a rigorous assessment of the need for space, condition of existing facilities, systemwide policy objectives and estimated costs.
With full funding, our system will be able to renovate or replace outdated buildings into spaces that can adapt with the needs of students, employers and the local community. While COVID-19 has forced colleges to temporarily put most instruction online, many students still have a preference and need for face-to-face instruction and services. This is especially true for first-generation and historically marginalized students. Colleges also need space to provide instruction and equipment for job-training programs, such as radiology, welding, construction and auto technology.
Investments by the Legislature will provide local communities with adaptable, healthy learning spaces where people of all ages and backgrounds can build their skills and reboot local economies. According to the Office of Financial Management, fully funding these priorities will create an estimated 8,200 jobs in Washington over the next four years.
2021-23 SBCTC Capital Request for New Appropriations and Financing Authorities
|Preventative Facility Maintenance and Building System
|2||Statewide||Design & Build||Minor Works — Preservation||$26,113,000||$48,913,000|
|3||Statewide||Design & Build||Minor Works — Roof||$11,858,000||$60,771,000|
|4||Statewide||Design & Build||Minor Works — Facility||$32,466,000||$93,237,000|
|5||Statewide||Design & Build||Minor Works — Site||$3,163,000||$96,400,000|
|6||Statewide||Design & Build||Minor Works — Infrastructure||$33,981,000||$130,381,000|
|7||Statewide||Design & Build||Minor Works — Program||$32,242,000||$162,623,000|
|8||Shoreline||Build||Allied Health, Science & Manufacturing||$43,848,000||$206,471,000|
|9||Spokane Falls||2nd half of Build||Fine and Applied Arts Replacement||$19,342,000||$225,813,000|
|10||Tacoma||Design||Center for Innovative Learning and Engagement||$2,992,000||$228,805,000|
|11||Clark||Build||North Clark County Satellite||$53,230,000||$282,035,000|
|12||Wenatchee||Design||Center for Technical Education and Innovation||$3,266,000||$285,301,000|
|13||Shoreline||Design||STE(A)M Education Center||$3,039,000||$288,340,000|
|14||Everett||Build||Learning Resource Center||$48,084,000||$336,424,000|
|15||Lower Columbia||Design||Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies||$3,206,000||$339,630,000|
|16||Grays Harbor||Build||Student Services and Instructional Building||$44,026,000||$363,656,000|
|18||Cascadia||Design||CC5 Gateway Building||$3,096,000||$390,120,000|
|19||North Seattle||Build||Library Building Renovation||$30,519,000||$420,639,000|
|20||Edmonds||Design||Triton Learning Commons||$3,656,000||$424,295,000|
|21||Walla Walla||Build||Science and Technology Building Replacement||$9,483,000||$433,778,000|
|22||Pierce Puyallup||Build||STEM Building||$38,600,000||$472,378,000|
|23||Renton||Design||Health Sciences Center||$3,997,000||$476,375,000|
|24||Centralia||Design||Teacher Education and Family Development Center||$2,268,000||$478,643,000|
|25||Skagit||Design||Library/Culinary Arts Building||$2,257,000||$480,900,000|
|26||Bellevue||Build||Center for Transdisciplinary Learning and Innovation||$39,942,000||$520,842,000|
|27||Highline||Design||Welcome Center for Student Success||$3,126,000||$523,968,000|
|28||Lake Washington||Build||Center for Design||$32,481,000||$556,449,000|
|29||Bates||Build||Fire Service Training Center||$31,120,000||$587,569,000|
|30||South Seattle||Design||Rainier Hall Renovation||$3,515,000||$591,084,000|
|31||Olympic||Build||Innovation and Technology Learning Center||$22,527,000||$613,611,000|
|32||Everett||Design & Build||Baker Hall Replacement||$31,167,000||$644,778,000|
|33||Columbia Basin||Design & Build||Performing Arts Building Replacement||$36,738,000||$681,516,000|
|34||Whatcom||Design & Build||Technology and Engineering Center||$31,663,000||$713,179,000|
|35||Bellingham||Design & Build||Engineering Technology Center - Bldg. J Replacement||$14,039,000||$727,218,000|
|36||Clark||Design & Build||Hanna Foster Hawkins Complex Replacement||$24,611,000||$751,829,000|
|37||Peninsula||Design & Build||Advanced Technology Center||$19,074,000||$770,903,000|
|38||Seattle Central||Design||Broadway Achievement Center||$2,928,000||$773,831,000|
|39||Yakima||Design||Prior-Kendall Hall Replacement||$1,957,000||$775,788,000|
Alternative Financing Request for 2021-23
|Grays Harbor||COP for Student Services and Instructional Building (if construction is funded)||$3,200,000|
|Shoreline||COP to expand Allied Health, Sciences and Manufacturing (if construction is funded)||$3,128,000|
|South Puget Sound||COP to renovate Health Education Building||$5,000,000|
|Bates||COP for property acquisition||$1,350,000|
2021-23 Capital Budget Request Documents
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Capital Budget Development
Selection criteria, instructions and other information for colleges developing capital project requests.
Last Modified: 1/11/21, 6:33 PM