Clark College presents master plan for new location at Boschma Farms in Ridgefield
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 8, 2016
Contact: Hannah Erickson
VANCOUVER, WA – Clark College announces their Community Meeting for a presentation of the final master plan for the college’s new North County location at Boschma Farms. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Monday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield, WA 98642.
Over the last eight months the College has been working with the community to develop a vision for Clark College at Boschma Farms. This community meeting is a presentation the final master plan that is the result of that work, including public feedback collected at open houses held this fall.
Founded in 1933, Clark College is a public, open-enrollment community college serving Clark, Skamania, and western Klickitat counties. In 2007, the college’s Facilities Master Plan identified northern Clark County as an underserved area of its service district.
The Ridgefield site is the result of a generous donation from Hank and Bernice Boschma, who for many years owned a dairy farm at that location. Combined with an additional 10-acre parcel purchased by the Clark College Foundation, Clark College at Boschma Farms sits at the east end of the I-5/SR 501 interchange, making it easily accessible to students from throughout the North County region. Depending on the state funding process, construction of the first building could occur in 2020.
For more information about Clark College at Boschma Farms and this project, please visit http://www.clark.edu/cc/boschma.