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CPCC building still has no name

The building, shown here Nov. 5, 2012, is expected to be ready for the 2014 spring semester. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE — It’s known around Central Piedmont Community College’s main campus by the very descriptive name of “new classroom building.”

At least that’s the name that graces a banner in front of the building, which is under construction.

But someone with deep enough pockets could change all that.

While construction company Rodgers is in the middle of building the building, CPCC spokesman Jeff Lowrance said the college is in the middle of a campaign to raise $30 million for capital projects. If someone gives enough money, they might get their name on the building in return.

“Hopefully, we will get a gift by which we will put a name on the building,” Lowrance said. “That’s one of the naming opportunities we have.”

Under construction since February, the uptown building is expected to be open in time for the 2014 spring semester.

The $22.2 million, 106,517-square-foot project is slated to have 40 classrooms, an auditorium and offices for faculty members.

It’s being built on a site where a building that dated to the 1970s was demolished, Lowrance said, adding that it didn’t make sense to add on to a building that old.

Proceeds from bonds approved by Mecklenburg County voters in 2005 are funding the project.

Payton Guion can be reached at payton.guion@mecktimes.com.

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