A groundbreaking ceremony for College of the Desert's Indio campus expansion project is set for Monday.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the campus located at 45524 Oasis St. The expansion project features a three-story instructional building and pavilion that will double the size of the current campus, according to college spokeswoman Cynthia Alvarez.
The 67,000 square-foot building will include classrooms, a cafe, offices, science labs, a student services center and open study areas. The facility is expected to open in fall 2023.
College of the Desert officials also plan to build a 17,000 square-foot Child Development Center across the street from the Indio campus. That building will include toddler and preschool classrooms, an outdoor play yard and shade structures.
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Construction for these two buildings, as well as modifications to the current Indio campus, is expected to cost $113 million paid for through Measure CC funds approved by voters in 2016.