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From the Register:
College lobbying group getting new home
By STACI HUPP Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ firstname.lastname@example.org Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ September 5, 2008
Dust will fly today on downtown Des Moines' latest construction project - a new home for the lobbying group for Iowa's 15 community colleges.
Crews will break ground today on a $2.1 million building at East Court Avenue and Kasson Street, just east of the sledding hill near the Iowa Capitol.
Construction on the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees building starts as the two-year schools are on a roll.
Enrollment has climbed 21 percent in Iowa in less than a decade to about 87,000 students. The community colleges also are at the center of state workforce development efforts.
The building, however, is more symbolic of changes in downtown Des Moines.
The association's old building at 707 E. Locust St. is on the edge of the Capitol's west terrace project, an important pedestrian link to the city's East Village.
"It's a very beautiful park," said M.J. Dolan, who heads the college trustees' association. "In order for them to finish the master plan, our building can no longer be there."
In a deal with state officials, the association handed over its building and lot in exchange for the land at 855 E. Court Ave. The association also put up $75,000 for the land, Dolan said.
Member fees will cover the project's cost, Dolan said.
College officials will turn to private donors for office equipment and furniture, she said.
The 7,000-square-foot building will have better parking and bigger conference rooms for the association's four-person staff, as well as the community college employees and students who will use the facility for training and other purposes, Dolan said.