Amarillo College Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a $89.206 million bond referendum on the May 4th election ballot.  The proposed bond package addresses the needs of the institution as outlined in the findings of a Master Plan study completed over the last 8 months.   

The Master Plan Study was undertaken by Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper of Amarillo. The study recommends the following projects:

Add additional parking on the Washington Street Campus and update wayfinding signage on East, West and Washington Street campuses

  • Upgrade technology including virtual reality and robotics
  • Develop an Innovation Hub at the Downtown Campus
  • Comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Upgrade aging buildings and infrastructure
  • Centralize student advising through enrollment process and student life centers
  • Create a First Responders and Public Safety Academy

Master Plan Development Process

  • 8-Month Process
    • 3 Community Campus Design Focus Groups
    • 17 Local Organization Roundtables
    • 20 Focus Groups with Campus and Community
    • 28 Regional Business Meetings
    • 67 Steering Committee Meeting
    • Steering Committee Names
    • Over 250 People Participated in Development
  • Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper completed the following:
    • Space Utilization Analysis
    • Parking & Traffic Flow Analysis
    • Economic Development Analysis
    • ADA Compliance Evaluation
    • Technology Assessment
    • Future Needs Assessment