FAIRFIELD — Plans to expand Solano Community College’s formal footprints in Vacaville and Vallejo could get the green light Wednesday when the district’s governing board considers a pair of land deals and reviews another.
Three Measure Q property transactions top the list of items on the night’s agenda.
Trustees will be presented with two contracts for property purchases – one each in Vacaville and Vallejo. The potential action comes after numerous closed session discussions involving property negotiations.
The $2.5 million property in Vacaville is located at 2000 North Village Parkway and is being leased by the college for classrooms. The purchase of the property was negotiated some time ago as part of the lease agreement. It is the original college building and is located across the street from the existing Vacaville Center.
If approved, it will be the site of the college district’s Corporate Training Facility.
The Vallejo property contract up for approval is for 6.28 acres adjacent to the current Vallejo Center for $4.8 million, minus a $100,000 donation to the Solano Community College Foundation. The donation to the foundation will be paid “directly from the proceeds of the escrow account at close of escrow,” according to the purchase agreement.
With expansion potential limited at the current site, both Leigh Sata, the executive bonds manager, and Jowel Laguerre, president/superintendent, said the property addition will allow the campus to grow. The property is located at 1400, 1401, 1500 and 1501 Sonata Drive.
Still in closed-door negotiations is the lease of property at 1301 Georgia St. In an email to the Daily Republic, Laguerre said he plans for negotiations to be wrapped up soon. Sata indicated that the property will be used for the automotive program, which would move it from its current location at Armijo High School.
Also up for discussion is a contract awarded to Dutra-Cerra-Graden Inc. for real estate services needed for the purchase and lease of the three properties up for discussion.
“This is to use the professional services of the firm for real estate activities and not for any newer properties,” Laguerre said. “(The consultant) is helping us and advising us on the purchases.”
The project management services provided include appraisals, land surveys and building studies.
Measure Q funds for the project total $51,500.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 360 Campus Lane, Suite 201, in Fairfield.
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