West Hills Community College District

Multi Use Sports Complex

Lemoore, CA

A state-of-art arena, sports and fitness center for a nationally-recognized Central Valley community college district.

The Project

The West Hills Community College District (WHCCD) actively engages, encourages, enriches and empowers students, faculty, staff and the communities served to reach their full potential academically, socially and economically. The Multi Use Sports Complex project is an essential part of WHCCD Lemoore’s overall development plan. The facility serves as the wellness center for the college by providing space, equipment and facilities for the college population and the community at large.   In addition, the complex houses offices for university personnel and also serves as an event center, which has allowed the college to develop a Distinguished Speaker and Performers series. Central Valley NMTC financing proceeds were used to fund construction, and equipment and furnishing purchases.

COMMUNITY CONSIDERATIONS:

Poverty Rate:

21.1%

Median Family Income:

80.1%

Unemployment Rate:

(2 x Nat'l Average)

10.4%

Non-metropolitan Area

Yes

COMMUNITY IMPACTS:

Created 185 construction jobs and 12 permanent jobs averaging over $58.00/hr in wages, plus health insurance, retirement benefits, and educational assistance

Targeted hiring efforts to low-income persons and residents of low-income communities

A new 58,000 square foot facility to serve WHCC students (70% low-income, 70% minority). Since completion, over 500 students, faculty and area residents utilize the facility each day.

Financing

Total Project Cost

$
million

NMTC Allocation

$
million

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS:

Central Valley NMTC Fund, LLC; West Hills Community College District, West Hills Community College Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Community Development Banking

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