YAKIMA, WA. -- Yakima Valley Community College is celebrating the start of a project that's more than 8 years in the making.
YVCC broke ground on the new Palmer Martin Hall on the South side of campus Tuesday. The project is expected to last several years and cost nearly $20 million. Representatives say the project was well worth the wait.
"We wondered if we would ever see this building even though it was fully designed," President Linda Kaminski said. "But we're very pleased that after that long wait it has arrived."
The 40,000 square foot hall will be environmentally friendly. Solar panels installed on top of the building will provide power for the students.