Curry College gets $10m bond to update facilities

The Boston Globe | By Jacob Carozza
August 17, 2016

Curry College will renovate its science building and create a new learning commons with help from a nearly $10 million tax-exempt bond issued by MassDevelopment, a state agency that finances projects across the Commonwealth to stimulate economic growth.

The updated building will house classrooms and offices, as well as labs for students in majors such as biology, biochemistry, and nursing. While the science building currently has labs, they will be updated with new technology and equipment. New lighting and mechanical systems will be installed in the building as well.

The renovation project is expected to be complete before the start of the school year in the fall of 2019, according to Frances Jackson, associate vice president for institutional advancement at the college.

She also said that classes taking place during the renovation project will not be disrupted, as those managing the project will take advantage of times when the building is not being used.

“This bond will allow Curry College to renovate its campus to emphasize STEM learning and continue to provide an outstanding learning environment in the Commonwealth,” MassDevelopment’s president and chief executive, Marty Jones, said in a statement. “MassDevelopment is pleased to leverage low-cost tax-exempt financing to help make this project a reality.”

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