CCC to brief public on dorm plans

Staff reports
A photo of Corning Community College.

A public informational meeting on Corning Community College’s plans to build a dormitory on campus will be held Wednesday.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in CCC’s Triangle Lounge, located in The Commons.

It will include presentations by the CCC Development Foundation, which led the planning process, as well as Welliver Inc., the construction firm.

The environmental and site plan review is under way and the college plans to break ground in the spring on the project, estimated at $12 million to $14 million.

The 300-bed dorm would be located right behind The Commons, in the heart of the Spencer Hill campus, and will cost students approximately $3,700 per semester, college officials say.

College officials say the project will meet a longstanding demand for student housing and will enhance campus life because students will be more likely to attend athletic events and cultural offerings in the evenings.