By Brian Laitinen and Alex PfeifferCalifornia State University, Calhoun, is expected to begin a $1.5 million project to upgrade its campus in Lane, a town about 30 miles southwest of San Francisco.
The project, dubbed Coastline, was announced Tuesday by Gov.
Jerry Brown as part of the state’s response to the wildfires.
The work will involve the building of a new community college and a new research and development center in Lane.
The first phase of the project is expected in the first quarter of 2021, with a second phase expected in 2023.
The university’s campuses are located in the same community as the school where President Donald Trump was educated, and the project will focus on providing students with a campus that is both academically and culturally diverse.
The Coastline community center will have about 600 students, a research center that will be a hub for research on coastal issues and a sports and recreation center.
The campus will be open to the public for the first time in 20 years, and it will serve students from Lane, the school’s community college.
It will be the second community college in the state to be renovated in the last two years.
The Lane Community College was built in 2001.
It also will provide support services for students and staff in Lane and Calhoun communities, including a new school-based dental clinic.
The Lane community college opened in 2003, after a decade of decline.
The school’s enrollment dropped from more than 100,000 in the late 1990s to about 20,000 by 2015, according to the California Department of Education.