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September 2012 – Hays Campus Update

September 2012 – Hays Campus Update
The bidding phase of Hays Campus is complete. Flintco is midstream through the process of evaluating all the subcontractor bids and making recommendations to ACC for award of each scope of work. ACC has approved about 50 percent of the subcontractors. It appears that our project will come in slightly under...

August 2012 – Hays Campus Update

August 2012 – Hays Campus Update
The design of Hays Campus is complete. The 100 percent construction document set has been released for final review by the college’s commissioning agent, ACR Engineering, ACC departments, and the Plum Creek Architectural Review Committee. Comments are due August 17. All comments will be addressed, and...

Groundbreaking Celebrates New Hays Campus

Groundbreaking Celebrates New Hays Campus
With temperatures soaring to triple digits outside, more than 800 community leaders, students, and friends gathered in the air-conditioned comfort of the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center June 27 to help Austin Community College celebrate the groundbreaking for its Hays Campus and learn about cool careers in...

June 2012 – Hays Campus Update

June 2012 – Hays Campus Update
We have officially closed the bonds and can confirm the Hays Campus is scheduled to open in early 2014 for the spring semester. The groundbreaking celebration will be June 27, 2012, at the Hays Consolidated Independent School District Performing Arts Center at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Site...

April 2012 Update – Hays Campus

April 2012 Update – Hays Campus
The design development phase was completed in late March. The architectural firm Gensler issued a package of full-size design development review packages at the 50 percent and 100 percent complete level for ACC departmental review and comment. Gensler addressed all comments and made revisions. The college...

ACC Issues Bonds for Hays Campus Construction

ACC Issues Bonds for Hays Campus Construction
The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees has approved the issuance of lease revenue bonds for Hays Campus. The action finalizes the financing for construction of the campus in Hays CISD. “This allows ACC to take major steps forward, and we are now on the road to breaking ground,” says...

Texas Supreme Court Clears Path for Construction of Hays Campus

Texas Supreme Court Clears Path for Construction of Hays Campus
The Texas Supreme Court has cleared the path for the Austin Community College District to move forward with construction of the new Hays Campus. On January 13, the court ended a resident’s legal challenge to the college’s Hays CISD annexation election by declining to hear his petition for review. “We...

January 2012 – Hays Campus Update

January 2012 – Hays Campus Update
The schematic design phase has been completed. Gensler issued a package of full-size schematic design drawings and a design narrative for review by ACC departments, Benchmark Development, and Flintco, the construction manager at risk. The package currently is being reviewed for comment, with a deadline in...

December 2011 – Hays Campus Update

December 2011 – Hays Campus Update
The project is nearing the end of the schematic design phase. During November we held a second series of ACC department meetings to review and revise all the suite floor plans. Gensler is now finalizing the floor plans for the building and developing the exterior building elevations and site plan. A...

Hays Campus and Legal Challenge Update

Hays Campus and Legal Challenge Update
ACC continues to make progress toward breaking ground on the new Hays Campus, as the college awaits a decision on a challenge to the November 2010 Hays CISD annexation election. Ray Wolbrecht – the resident who filed the challenge – recently submitted an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court. ACC has filed a...

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