The college has completed the acquisition of the former Faith United Church of Christ at 2401 Drew St., about 4 acres adjacent to and just west of the Clearwater Campus.
“The college has been interested in that property for several years,” Reiter said. “We will be working on a master plan for the Clearwater Campus in the coming months, and this new property will be an important part of that planning process.”
The property could offer a new college entrance, Reiter said, and parts of the property may be used for additional parking on an interim basis.
“It’s not often that a piece of property of that size becomes available, especially in an urban area like Clearwater,” Reiter said.
The property includes a church building, a single-family residence and a small classroom building. Demolition of the house and church will take place in the next few months. The classroom building will remain for now.
Purchase price for the property was $1.3 million, Reiter said.