Development of the Facilities Master Plan 2019-2026 for Doña Ana Community College, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Service: Facility Programming and Master Planning
Project Number: 21716
Completion Year: 2019
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Architectural Research Consultants, Incorporated (ARC) was retained by Doña Ana Community College (DACC) to update its long-range Facilities Master Plan to guide capital improvements from 2019 to 2026. ARC has worked with DACC since 1992 assisting in their planning needs.

The plan updates planning data and strategies rst developed and adopted in 1994 and refined in 1998, 2004, 2008, and 2014.

The capital plan strategy anticipates modest enrollment growth to 2025. The recent general higher education downward trend caused in part by a declining supply of high school graduates and concerns about higher education value, are somewhat offset by a rising population and a positive service area economic climate. A major emphasis of the 2019-2026 Capital Strategy is for site and facility renewal with an emphasis on security and safety, information technology, and classroom upgrades.

Capital needs will be met through combining issuance of local general obligation bonds (GO bonds) with requested state matching funds. DACC will ask voters to approve $16 million in GO bonds in 2019 (Bond Cycle 6), and $16 million in 2023 (Bond Cycle 7). With potential state matches, the capital strategy encompasses $48.86 million.