Construction projects under way for North Central Texas College

Elizabeth F. Dieter | Feb 6, 2017

The North Central Texas College Board of Regents met Monday night and heard an update from the Buildings Subcommittee. On the Bowie campus, the new Industrial Technology Center is approved and will be started soon. The 600 Building on the Gainesville campus is now under construction, as well, with hopes of turning it into a new space for students. Finally, the new building on the Flower Mound campus that will be a shared space with Midwestern State University is also under construction, with an expected opening for the Fall 2017 semester.

Kicking off a long list of action items, regents heard from Lloyd Reiter with First State Bank. The bank is looking to build a new $22 million building to accommodate their recent growth and bring new jobs to Gainesville. NCTC regents voted to approve the 90% tax abatement for the next ten years. Regent Christy Morris abstained from voting.

Regents also approved a distribution of funds to finish payment on some remaining construction items on the Gainesville campus, specifically the new fire lane.

The regents also approved the polling places and date for the Board Election on May 6, 2017. The seats of Regent Dick Haayen and Dr. Bill Ledbetter will both be open. The new term to serve is 2017 through 2023.