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PVCC Exploring Options for New On-Campus Building

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Cramped quarters has Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) in need of more space.

The plans are very preliminary at this point, but PVCC President Frank Friedman says they are in the exploratory stage that could bring a 40,000-square-foot building to the campus.

PVCC wants to build a new student services building. It would house student support services and the library, which is currently in the main building. That would free up space in the main building to be used as classrooms and laboratories.

Friedman says the hallways are too cramped with students looking for places to study.  He said, "You know we've grown to 5,700 students and the student support facilities that we have here are not very dissimilar from what we had 40 years ago, so we really need an expansion."

The new building is expected to cost at least $10 million. With the uncertainty of state funding, Friedman has a creative idea to get funding.

There may be developers interested in an empty parcel of land at the PVCC campus.  The land is heavily wooded on a steep slope, and PVCC could lease it to make some money.

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