Bringing together education, business and community
Students and career professionals in Castle Rock will soon have additional, local access to higher education and workforce training.
In 2017, the Town, Douglas County Schools, Arapahoe Community College, Castle Rock Economic Development and Colorado State University came together on an innovative learning concept. Known as the Collaboration Campus, this idea will use one location to connect the resources of Arapahoe Community College, Douglas County Schools and CSU.
Groundbreaking May 21
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Collaboration Campus will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. on the 14-acre site in The Meadows.
Please park in the south lots of Castle Rock Adventist Hospital at Meadows Boulevard. Shuttles will take attendees to the groundbreaking site.
About the partnership
Arapahoe Community College will build the $40 million campus on a 14-acre site in northern Castle Rock, near The Meadows. The two-phase project will consist of two buildings up to 54,000 square feet. Phase one is expected to open in fall 2019. Groundbreaking is set for May 2018.
Castle Rock’s Town Council agreed to make an in-kind investment of $3 million over three to five years. The in-kind investment includes reimbursement of permit and fees for campus buildings and some site improvement such as utilities, grading and parking.
Colorado State University will lease space at the campus. CSU faculty and students will also be able to perform research, get internship opportunities, and complete hands-on project work at the new campus.