Columbia State hosts ribbon-cutting for new parking garage at Williamson campus

Columbia State Parking Garage
Community members, students, faculty and administration gather for the ribbon cutting of the new parking garage at the Williamson County campus of Columbia State Community College on Nov. 15, 2019. (Courtesy Columbia State Community College)

Community members, students, faculty and administration gather for the ribbon cutting of the new parking garage at the Williamson County campus of Columbia State Community College on Nov. 15, 2019. (Courtesy Columbia State Community College)

Williamson County community members and Columbia State Community College students and faculty attended a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of a 4-level parking structure at the college’s Williamson campus on Nov. 15.



Before the completion of the parking deck, about 400 students utilized overflow parking at Liberty Park. With the 157,636-square-foot structure adding about 470 parking spaces, Columbia State officials hope the new parking garage will eliminate the need for overflow parking in the future and provide parking for visitors to the college.



“I’m impressed by this community’s support and the collaboration that abounds,” said Dearl Lampley, vice president of the Williamson County campus, before thanking the City of Franklin, the Transportation Management Association and the City of Franklin Parks Department for their help in providing transportation to students during the parking garage’s construction.



“If you look at what we do at Columbia State, you can put it in a theme of working together in partnership, and that’s what I’m talking about in terms of this garage, this campus ... and most importantly what we do for our students so that they have the opportunity to get the education to move into the careers that they want to,” Columbia State President Janet Smith said. “Without partnerships, we would not be successful.”

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