Rutland Rutland residents are getting a sneak preview of the new the 32,500-square-foot Community College of Vermont building which is abuilding in downtown Rutland at the corner of Wales and West streets.
When completed, the new center will be twice the size of the current building on Evelyn Street.
According to construction site superintendent James Maloney, the project is on budget.
The three-story building will contain state-of-the-art environmental and allied-health science labs, classrooms and offices.
The building’s lab spaces will be sited on the second floor and classrooms are on the third floor.
A roughed-in feature includes the ability for CCV to add a fourth floor in the future. While the building will be heated by fuel oil, it meets state energy efficiency guidelines for a public facility.
A “drive-in” auto entrance will enable faculty, students and staff to drive through to a parking area with a sheltered pedestrian entrance to the facility’s second floor.
According to CCV, the Rutland center is the second largest of CCV’s 12 academic centers and the fastest growing.
It currently serves 800 students and has seen a 50 percent growth in students in the last five years.
The building will be completed in time for students to start the spring 2012 semester in the new space.
There will be 20 full-time staff and 90 part-time faculty members at the Rutland center.