The District Board of Trustees for Seminole State College of Florida on Dec. 5 approved agreements that allow for the construction of a second building at the College’s Altamonte Springs Campus.
Under the approved Ground Lease and Space Lease agreements, Orlando Health Realty, LLC, the developer for the building, will lease the land from Seminole State and construct Building II on the site. The College will then lease the space and occupy approximately 45 percent of the building.
“These agreements with Orlando Health Realty are part of the first public-private partnership that will help fund construction at our Altamonte Springs Campus,” says Joe Sarnovsky, executive vice president for Seminole State. “Building II not only will help the College move forward with its master plan for the campus, but also will provide the facilities needed to train a strong workforce for our region.”
Building II will be an approximately 178,000 square-foot health sciences, office and retail building adjacent to the existing building on campus.
“The significance of Seminole State’s second building to the City of Altamonte cannot be overstated,” says Frank Martz, Altamonte Springs city manager. “We will focus our resources to help Seminole State ensure this public-private project gets online as quickly as possible to meet the growing demand for nurses throughout the region. The second building at the Altamonte Springs Campus is in keeping with our long history of public-private partnerships, and we will stand side-by-side with Seminole State to make this a successful part of the Gateway Center.”
The Altamonte Springs Campus, located at the corner of Maitland Boulevard and S.R. 434, opened in 2008. The campus expanded to 43 acres in January 2013 when the college completed the purchase of three adjacent car dealership buildings. The current one-building campus is home to the College’s University Transfer Program for students looking to continue their studies at the university level, Adult Education, including Seminole State’s English Language Studies Program, and all of the College’s healthcare programs, including a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Health Sciences, which began this summer.
According to the current project timeline for Building II, construction is expected to begin by Nov. 1, 2017.
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