Friday, November 21, 2014

Establishment of a new satellite campus for Palm Beach State College

From Julie Unger at the Town-Crier Online (click title for link), we have this story about the new Palm Beach State College campus to be built in Loxahatchee Groves:
“This is the day that we’ve all been waiting for,” he [Palm Beach State College President Dr. Dennis Gallon] said.“It is certainly a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to say ‘good afternoon and welcome’ to each of you for taking the time to come to help us celebrate this milestone in the life of the college.”
The 75-acre campus site is located at the northwest corner of Southern Blvd. and B Road.
As Gallon looked around, he encouraged attendees to look at the environment and made a point to reassure them that the land is not just going to be plowed over for development.
“This is an incredible piece of property,” he said. “It has some three wetlands, it has cypress trees that are part of those wetlands, and ladies and gentleman, I want to let you know that we have included in our master plan — the master plan that has been approved by the board of trustees and that we have shared with the town council — we are assuring each of you in this community that we want to preserve those to be a part of the campus environment that we are creating here.”