Navarro College’s Mexia campus expanding
By Roxanne McKnight
Navarro College is expanding its Mexia campus and will break ground on a new, 8,880-square-foot administration building on Tuesday, June 11.
Mexia College South Dean Linda Davis gave a presentation in April to the trustees of the Corsicana-based Navarro College about the needs of the Mexia campus, which serves Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties. In response, the board approved the new administration building for the campus.
Davis expects the building to be ready for use in October. The extra space will allow the campus to add two or three additional classrooms, a bookstore, a deli and lounge area for the students, a larger library, a larger testing area, a larger office space and more storage space.
The new administration building will be built north of the current building, or to the right of it as a viewer looks at the campus from Hwy 14. Becoming the new face of the campus, the building will also face north into a new parking lot that will be built courtesy of the Mexia Economic Development Corporation.
A future plan will see a structure matching the current building constructed to the west of the campus, forming an open quadrangle and making the current building the east wing, with the future twin building the west wing.
“That will probably be many years down the road,” Davis said of the west wing.
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