CSU San Marcos Using Public-Private Partnership For Newest Addition To Campus
California State San Marcos officially broke ground Tuesday on a new Extended Learning building that will house a combination of academic space and retail outlets.
A two-acre construction site will be transformed by next year into a six-story building with a 200-foot pedestrian bridge connecting it to campus. When complete, it will be the largest academic building on campus.
The $81.9 million project is funded by a public-private partnership and will operate as a self-supporting enterprise at the university, without relying on state funding. It will contain classrooms, labs and research and conference space. Integrated into the complex will be commercial and retail space.
CSUSM, like other California State campuses, is exploring ways to offer new professional development degrees and certificates to respond to the needs of the surrounding community. The Extended Learning Center is expected to be open in August 2019.