Lewis & Clark Community College is investing about $4.2-million in construction and renovation at its facility in Alton’s Midtown neighborhood.  The former St. Patrick’s School at the corner of Central Avenue and 5th Street is home to the college’s YouthBuild program, highway construction, family education, English as a second language, and Bridge programs for Adult Ed.


The school is about 24,000 square feet, but parts of the building are close to 100 years old.  College President, Dr. Dale Chapman, says the renovations will add about 40% to the capacity of their current programs.


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The work should start in the next week or so and last 18 months.  Chapman says the finished product will improve accessibility, bring the facility up to current building codes, modernize classrooms, and add technology. 


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