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Polk County awards $200,000 grant for DMACC Urban Campus renovation


The DMACC Foundation has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Polk County Community Development Grant Program to support the foundation’s “Building Community” fundraising campaign to modernize and expand the DMACC Urban Campus. The $24 million expansion and renovation project is currently underway on campus, including the construction of a new, 60,000-square-foot Student Life and STEM Center. “DMACC is a tremendously valuable resource for our community, and the expansion of the Urban Campus will further our goals of education, skills training and equity,” Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy said in a news release. DMACC Urban Campus Provost Anne Howsare Boyens said walls of the new building are expected to be up in November and many of the new pedestrian walkways will be completed before the end of the year. Once the new building is completed, Phase II of the “Building Community” project will include a renovation of the original student center built 35 years ago. To read a Business Record Insider article about the project, click here. 

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