Jason Spencer, Georgia State Representative

Coastal Pines Technical College

Updated January 2016

One million dollars was secured in the 2014 state budget to begin renovation of utilized space inside the College of Coastal Georgia Camden Campus.  This renovated space will house a bookstore, student financial aid, cosmetology programs and labs for Coastal Pines Technical College.  In addition, the Board of Regents included an additional $100,000 to help repurpose more space inside the College of Coastal Georgia Campus to be used for the Technical College’s mechanical engineering program.  A Notice of Intent to Proceed with renovation will be issued by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC) at the end of January 2016. It is anticipated date of completion will be in the Fall of 2016.

New Camden Campus for Coastal Pines Technical College

In the 2015 state budget, the Camden County legislative delegation secured  $1.1 million to begin the architectural design of a new, freestanding Coastal Pines Technical College.  The initial location for the technical college was to be near Exit 7 on I-95, but after changes in federal regulations of wetlands, that property was no longer optimal for a construction site because the site included a wetland.  As a result, the proposed site has been moved to Exit 3 on I-95.  This current site has undergone assessment by a civil engineer and is approximately a 20 acre tract.  It is anticipated that this land will be donated to the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation and then will be placed into the possession of the State Properties Commission.  On January 21, 2016 a short list of qualified architectural firms will be determined.  Then, on February 21, 2016, these firms will be interviewed in Atlanta to determine the firm that will be awarded the design contract. Once a contract has been signed, a Notice to Proceed will be issued by the GSFIC.