LSCS Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Mott said in late January a land purchase deal for a new site location in Magnolia is in the process following previous complications.
As previously reported, the LSCS’ plans to build near FM 1488 and FM 1774 in Magnolia were challenged by the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed Magnolia Relief Route—a loop on the north side of Magnolia—cutting through the property.
“Lone Star College has wanted this center built and completed years ago, and honestly, the holdup this entire time has been just the challenges we’ve encountered in getting a site,” Mott said.
Mott said a decision on the new site located near the previously proposed location is expected to be finalized in the next three months.
The Magnolia Center is a remaining project from the LSCS’ $485 million bond referendum voters approved in 2014. Following the land purchase, design and construction on the $27.7 million project is slated to take two years to complete, setting the center’s projected opening date to fall 2023—a two-year delay from the original date of fall 2021.
Additional reporting by Anna Lotz