A proposed multi-million dollar renovation of Battle Creek’s Kellogg Community College Regional Manufacturing Technology Center has cleared a huge hurdle.

KCC says that on Wednesday, the project received formal authorization by the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee in Lansing, with the subcommittee also approving $2.15 million in state matching grants. The matching grants will combine with $2.15 million from the college's own dedicated capital millage for a total of $4.3 million for the remodeling.

The college says that even though the RMTC recently received a large addition to the building, work needs to be done on the rest of the 27-year-old facility, and that’s what this new money is for. Projects planned include the modernization of security, flooring, electrical and mechanical systems and more.

Gov. Rick Snyder has expressed support for this project.

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