Columbia State Community College President Janet Smith publicly unveiled the first drawing of a new $36.4 million Franklin campus on Tuesday and said she expects its first phase to be completed by 2016.
Smith, who addressed Franklin aldermen, said she expects about $32.4 million in public monies to be set aside by Gov. Bill Haslam for the campus in next year’s budget. The remainder would come from private donations.
“I’m very, very hopeful that we’re going to be breaking ground next year,” Smith said.