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College waiting on state for go-ahead on Lander project

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff

Central Wyoming College expects to learn in October whether land it hopes to use for a new Lander facility will be available.

Ron Granger, the college's vice president for administrative services, stressed that CWC's plan still must be approved by the State of Wyoming before going forward. The state owns the targeted property on the campus of the Wyoming Life Resource Center, formerly the Wyoming State Training School.

As the resident population at the WLRC has declined in recent years, some space on the grounds have been repurposed.

CWC announced last week that it has approved its proposal internally and has submitted it for state approval. Plans call for a 75-year lease on the property.

Granger said he doesn't expect any late obstacles to the proposal, but no construction can begin until state officials give their approval. The next opportunity for that comes in earlyOctober.

The land is owned by the Wyoming Department of Health.

If the plan goes forward, construction probably would begin early next year.