Northeast State has announced that Shaw & Shanks Architects, P.C., has been selected to design the Downtown Centre renovation. The facility at 101 E. Market St. is the future site of Northeast State at Johnson City.
Northeast State recently signed a five-year lease for the Downtown Centre with the Johnson City Development Authority. The college’s plant operations personnel have been in the process of cleaning and landscaping the building’s interior courtyard as well as preparing for sending out bids for painting and cleaning the facility.
Shaw & Shanks, a Johnson City-based company, will prepare design plans that will allow Northeast State to move ahead with renovations that will meet required building, fire, and city codes and create space for offices and classrooms. Northeast State officials expect to meet Shaw & Shanks representatives in the near future. JCDA has committed $1 million in funds for interior renovations.
Given the scope of the renovations, the center will likely open for classes in the spring 2013.