TNCC Historic Triangle Campus to Move Forward – State Board for Community Colleges Approve Land Transfer Agreement

Published: March 21, 2006

The Virginia Peninsula – Following the recommendation of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) State Board Facilities Committee, the State Board for Community Colleges has unanimously approved the Declaration of Restricted Covenants and Agreements on a 73.46 acres gift of land offered by James City County to the state for the purpose of building a campus for Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Greater Williamsburg area. The declaration of restricted covenants and agreements was also approved by the James City County Board of Supervisors.

“The action of the State Board brings to fruition a plan that began over 11 years ago with the recognition of the significant population increases and growing educational needs of the residents of Williamsburg, James City County and Upper York County,” said Dr. Charles A. Taylor, TNCC President. “ My sincere gratitude goes to all who were involved in moving the TNCC Historic Triangle Campus forward; especially James City County for their gift of land and infrastructure improvements, the staff of James City County, Virginia Community College System staff, Chancellor, Dr. Glenn Dubois, and the members of the TNCC Local College Board for their support during the process. I want to also thank our state legislators, especially Sen. Tommy Norment, Del. Melanie Rapp for their time and dedication in support of this project. The James City County initiative to donate this land will allow TNCC to establish a permanent presence in this community to meet the needs of the business community, but most importantly, to expand our program offerings in responding to the educational needs of the students in our service areas.”

Strategically located with the Williamsburg-James City County (W-JCC) high school on the Warhill site, TNCC will work closely and in collaboration with the W-JCC school system to develop programs and other educational opportunities that will facilitate the transition of high school students to college.

With the unanimous vote to approve the Declaration of Covenants and Agreements, Moseley Architects of Virginia Beach will resume their work on the TNCC Historic Triangle project. Moseley Architects have developed a master site plan, the architectural elevations for the buildings and the floor plans for the TNCC Historic Triangle Campus.

Based on a 6,900 plus ultimate student enrollment projection for the TNCC Historic Triangle Campus, the master site plan includes five dedicated buildings for academic, administrative and faculty support, two 600-vehicle parking garages and a Physical Plant facility. The master site plan was approved by the State Board at its November 2004 meeting. Moseley Architects will be meeting with college officials in the next few days to develop a new timeline for the construction project. TNCC is the only new campus being built in the Virginia Community College System.

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