Lone Star College’s board of trustees authorized the college’s chancellor to negotiate contracts for multiple upcoming campus projects, which have yet to break ground, during its Dec. 14 meeting.

Sorting out details

LSC-University Park and LSC-Tomball will have portions of the campuses undergoing renovations, according to Dec. 14 meeting documents.

According to meeting documents, the projects include:

1. Remodels will be occurring on the fifth floor of LSC-UP’s Building 11, including ceiling repairs; new “collaborative rooms"; updated carpeting, finishes and paint; and adding features for sound reduction in the space. This project is funded by LSC bond funds and federal grants.
  • Completion date TBA
  • Cost not to exceed $645,000
2. LSC-UP’s buildings 9 and 10 as well as Parking Garage 9 will be separated from the campus’s other buildings, as they are now owned by a third party. This project will be funded by “sales proceeds included in the College Capital projects budget.”
  • Completion date TBA
  • Cost not to exceed $591,150
3. The roofs on LSC-UP’s buildings 12 and 13 will be replaced due to problems with leaking. The project has already been started but was delayed due to delayed materials.
  • Completion date TBA
  • Cost not to exceed $792,335
4. LSC-Tomball’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Lab will be renovated with upgrades to include new lighting, furniture, ceilings and finishes. The project will be paid for by a STEM grant awarded to the campus in October 2021.
  • Completion date TBA
  • Cost not to exceed $362,250
What else?

Estimated completion dates were announced via meeting agenda documents for two LSC projects that have yet to break ground.

The $28.9 million LSC-Magnolia Center, which will be a satellite center of LSC-Montgomery, has yet to break ground. Planning for the 51,500-square-foot building has been ongoing since 2014, and the project’s design was completed in late 2022.The 20,000-square-foot expansion of LSC-Houston North’s Victory Center will include $10.5 million in additions, such as more classrooms, a biology lab and a fitness center. The architect for the project is PBK, Inc., according to Dec. 14 meeting documents.