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Mount Ida College will begin $12 million building project in May

Posted by Deidre Fernandes  March 11, 2013 11:08 AM

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Mount Ida College will start a $12 million restoration and new building project this summer to expand its offerings to residential and commuter students.

College officials announced Monday that they plan to turn three floors of Carlson Hall into the school’s first student center, build a new student fitness center, expand academic facilities such as the dental hygiene center, and complete the reconstruction of the largest residence hall on campus.

The construction is scheduled to begin in May and be complete by August, according to a press release form the school.

The college in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Newton is experiencing growth in its career-focused programs, including dental hygiene and science, school officials said.

“We are building to meet that demand to provide our students with the best campus facilities possible,” said Mount Ida College President Barry Brown.

The college will use a mix of bond revenue, operating income and gifts to finance the projects, school officials said.

Deirdre Fernandes can be reached at deirdre.fernandes@globe.com.

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