Jul 15, 2011 10:09 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The groundwork is about to begin to relocate the River Parishes Community College to Gonzales.
The newly signed, $2 million purchase agreement allocates 43 acres of a planned Edenborne community development to the River Parishes Community College. RPCC is now in Sorrento.
The development, more than 300 acres, is near Interstate 10 and La. Highway 44 in Gonzales.
The purchase agreement requires the Edenborne Development Co. and the associated Michigan-based Quadrants Inc. developers to put in place the necessary road, culvert and infrastructure improvements within 12 months.
The Advocate reports roughly $20 million in construction funds - at least for the first phase - already is set aside from a previously approved state bond project.