Promises Fulfilled: 2008 Bond Recap

Funds from the 2008 bond referendum that was approved by voters included new construction and facility improvements and expansion throughout Lone Star College System. All of the construction was completed before the end of 2011. The projects are listed by college.

LSC-CyFair

Health Science Building: The 54,000-square-foot Health Science Building houses 15 classrooms, seven science labs, four computer labs and faculty office space.

Student Services Building: The 139,000-square-foot Student Services/Academic Instruction Building houses 44 classrooms, 10 computer labs, a lecture hall, faculty and administrative offices, and a student services area.

Additional parking: An additional 500 parking spaces were added on the northeast side of campus and 600 spaces were added to the southwest corner of campus.

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LSC-University Park 2013 Bond Proposals diagram

LSC-Kingwood

Student Conference Center: The 63,500-square-foot Student Conference Center at LSC-Kingwood encompasses programs and activities that include the welcome center, advising, admission and registration, financial aid, business office, student activities office and more.

Music Instructional Building: The new Music Instructional Building, a 24,000-square-feet facility dedicated to the Music Department, also houses the Cultural Center for the Musical Arts.

LSC-Atascocita Center: The new 60,000-square-foot center, located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway, houses science labs, classrooms, meeting spaces and administrative offices. The center also offers a wide variety of services for the community.

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LSC-University Park 2013 Bond Proposals diagram

LSC-Montgomery

Parking garage: The new five-story parking garage has nearly 1,000 parking spaces.

Music Hall: The 20,000-square-foot music hall has an 175-seat recital performance hall, band and choir halls, multiple practice and rehearsal rooms, and more.

General Academic Center: The Academic Center, with 75,000 square feet, has 18 classrooms and two general language labs, faculty offices, a 100-seat tiered lecture hall, and a coffee bar and student lounge area.

Health Science Center: The Health Science Center was expanded to include 30 classrooms and specialized labs, and a 70-seat tiered teaching theatre/lecture hall.

LSC-Conroe Center: The new state-of-the-art LSC-Conroe Center, located on FM 3083 North, is an 83,000-square-foot campus that includes an academic building, a separate advanced technology building, a bookstore, library, multipurpose room, and testing center.

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LSC-University Park 2013 Bond Proposals diagram

LSC-North Harris

Student Services Building: The new Student Services building, at 61,000 square feet, is a two-story facility consisting of offices and student support spaces located around a central atrium space. The building houses admissions, advising, business offices, financial aid, placement testing and more.

Expansions/renovations: The expansion of the Fine Arts Building included 16,779 square feet of additional space. Other expansions and renovations: Applied Technology Building expansion, 14,353 square feet; Academic Building renovation, 97,000 square feet; Winship Building renovation, 11,000 square feet; Health Professions Building renovation, 48,000 square feet; and LSC-Greenspoint Center renovation, façade upgrade and parking.

LSC-Victory Center: The LSC-Victory Center, an 85,000-square-foot facility, is a center for workforce and academic preparation, economic and community development, and a focal point for citizenship training for area residents.

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LSC-University Park 2013 Bond Proposals diagram

LSC-Tomball

Performing and Fine Arts Center: This 30,000-square-foot multi-purpose, two-level building was designed as an instructional facility for training in theater and theatrical production and includes a 425-seat theater and stage with accoutrements.

Veterinary Technology Building: The 20,000-square-foot Veterinary Technology Building addition complements the existing Large Animal Facility on the west side of campus.  The two-story facility includes a 124-seat teaching lecture hall.

LSC-Tomball Health Science Building: The Health Sciences Building, a 60,000-square-foot building, is located off the LSC-Tomball campus at the Tomball General Hospital complex.  It serves the medical vocation instruction in various areas such as surgical technology, occupational therapy, nursing, continuing education and pharmacy.

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LSC-University Park 2013 Bond Proposals diagram

LSC-University Park

The LSC-University Park campus — originally the HP and Compaq Computer Corp.'s global headquarters — was purchased by the college system in 2009 after community leaders requested a university presence in the northwest Harris County area. Funds for the purchase were included in the 2008 bond referendum. The campus now also is home to the second LSC-University Center.

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LSC-University Park 2013 Bond Proposals diagram
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Proven Financial Management

LSC is fiscally responsible and maintains a AAA Bond Rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services – enabling LSC to borrow money at lower interest rates. The credit rating was increased eight times in the last 10 years. In addition:

  • LSC maintains administrative operating expenses under 12%, which is one of the lowest in Texas. (Source: Texas Association of Community Colleges)
  • The LSC tax rate is lower than it was 15 years ago. And the Board of Trustees has lowered the tax rate 6 of the last 10 years. (11.6 cents/100 vs. 10.81 cents/100).
  • LSC has received a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting recognition each year since 2004.
  • LSC maintains a tax freeze for 65+ and/or disabled which means the actual dollar amount owed will never increase, even if the property value increases.

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