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Mid-State Tech owns mall property, can proceed with construction

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STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -  The former Penney’s wing on the west side of Centerpoint Marketplace has officially been sold. Mid-State Technical College and the City of Stevens Point’s Community Development Authority completed the deal Wednesday.

MSTC Dean of the Stevens Point Campus Steve Smith says when the renovations and construction is complete, the college will have almost 35 percent more space than their present building, going from 36,000 square feet to nearly 55,000 square feet.  He says the first step in construction is to create an east wall where the mall used to be, which will be done before the snow flies.Smith says the college will now be able to proceed with an aggressive construction schedule, as they aim to occupy their new campus home by January of 2014.

There are presently 28-hundred students attending the Stevens Point campus, which is at capacity and has no room for expansion. The new location will allow for additional students, programs, parking, and give them room to expand in the future if necessary.

You can link to MSTC’s special Stevens Point project web site at:

http://www.mstc.edu/relocation/index.htm

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