CPCC breaks ground for new Levine Campus building

last modified Jan 26, 2017 12:38 PM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) officials broke ground today for the new Levine III building at the college’s Levine Campus. The 88,000 square-foot facility will include the Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall, a new campus library, a new campus bookstore, health and science labs and classrooms.

“This new building, Levine III, will significantly enhance CPCC’s ability to put students on a pathway to meaningful lives and family-supporting careers and will help prepare the talented workforce needed to support the economic growth of our community,” said CPCC President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer during the groundbreaking ceremony. “Levine III will help to advance the mission of the college by offering access to education and career development for additional students. This new building will transform lives and transform this community.”

Levine III Project Summary:

  • Construction/Project Manager:  Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Architect:  Moseley Architects
  • Space:  88,000-square feet
  • Total project cost:  $32.2 million
  • Source of funding:  2013 Mecklenburg County bonds
  • Scheduled completion date:  Fall 2018

Levine III will include:

  • Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall
  • Library
  • Science Labs
  • Health Simulation Labs
  • Math Emporium
  • Academic Learning Center
  • Bookstore
  • Classrooms
  • Faculty/Staff Offices

The 2,300 square-foot fine arts hall will be named in memory of Georgia Tucker, an accomplished ballerina and choreographer who performed throughout the U.S. prior to coming home to Charlotte. She attend CPCC and taught at the college as a dance instructor. She was the beloved daughter of Betsy and Walter Tucker, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

“The Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall will provide this campus and the town of Matthews with an incredible performing arts resource,” Deitemeyer said. “Thank you, Betsy and Walter, for honoring Georgia’s memory with such a gracious and generous gift to our college and community.”

The Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall will be a two-story facility with views of the campus lake. The arts space will include:

  • A performance space to accommodate up to 200;
  • A large instructional classroom, with a seating capacity of nearly 100;
  • Reception space for functions with a capacity of 160 attendees; and
  • A box office and dressing rooms.

The Levine Campus first opened in 1998 as CPCC’s South Campus and expanded with the completion of Levine II in 2004. Since that time, the Levine Campus has grown to become CPCC’s second-largest campus, serving more than 9,000 students.