Redevelopment of St. Petersburg College's Midtown Campus has been slowed by a decision to repeat the selection process for a builder.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, interviews for the construction firms were never opened to the public, nor recorded, as required by Florida law.
The board of trustees voted to throw out the selection of a Rhode Island construction company for the $14 million contract and restart the process, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The college is quadrupling the size of its Midtown campus. The new 45,000-square-foot, three-story classroom building will be on 4 acres at 22nd Street and 13th Avenue South, just north of the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center.
Midtown is just south of downtown St. Petersburg.
The decison delays redevelopment of the Midtown Campus. The redevelopment and expansion are projected to increase enrollment from 450 to several thousand students.
The new campus will:
- Let students completer two-year associate degrees,
- Provide community meeting spaces,
- Have tutoring and counseling centers,
- Include financial aid offices and a new library.