By. Chris Stritzel
An interesting plan is underway in North City where a technology school plans to expand big time. Ranken technological college plans to expand their North City campus to accommodate an additional 100-150 students when the expansion opens in Late Summer early Fall 2018. Just in time for the new 2018-2019 school year. This new construction will also be a key piece in the future of North City from going from a large asset and wasteland to a land where historic buildings and new construction meet.
The current college is quite popular thus leading to the need for new construction. The new building will be built just east of the current building. The new building will be a job training center and it will cost $4.6 Million to construct and make a reality. The total Square footage of the building will be 30,000 square feet. Primarily, said building will basically be a school where students can learn entrepreneurship and learn tech skills at the same time. Local companies plan to sponsor the project once it opens.
Further more, the key piece of North City's revival is the fact that the project is moving along faster than Paul McKees failed Northside regeneration project. If anything, this will help improve the neighborhood. We will see whether the student-fix architect group designed building comes to fruition. Bets are, it becomes a reality. Ranken hopes to break ground this summer and wrap up in summer/fall 2018.