River Parishes Community College Breaks Ground

RPCC starts work ok new Gonzales Campus

RPCC starts work on new Gonzales campus

The Advocate

March 20, 2013

BY BRET H. MCCORMICK River Parishes bureau - The Advocate

GONZALES — The first phase of construction on a new River Parishes Community College campus has started at the Edenborne development in Gonzales.

Approximately 150 to 200 people, including a number of elected officials along with college staff and faculty members, attended a formal groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning. It wasn’t just a typical ceremonial groundbreaking, however, as just yards away several dump trucks and bulldozers actually were moving piles of dirt on the site of the new campus.

The community college purchased 43 acres at the Edenborne site, located off La. 44 south of Interstate 10 in Gonzales, and plans to construct a new $17 million, 81,000-square-foot facility that will house the college’s academic programming and administrative offices, nearly tripling the current capacity of the college’s leased home on La. 22 in Sorrento.

GHA & Guy Hopkins Construction are working as a design-build team for the new RPCC Campus project.