Kilgore College-Longview campus kicks up land buyKilgore College-Longview campus kicks up land buyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=105472015-09-15T05:00:00Z2015-09-17T21:00:00Z

​​LONGVIEW - Kilgore College board members approved the $54,000 purchase of property on the corner of Center St. and West College to expand the Longview campus.

The Longview City Council approved creation of a college/university overlay district within the South Main Historic District Planned Development Zone in downtown.

The  Kilgore College-Longview ​campus is earmarked for $19 million in spending during the next five years, including development of college property south of the Longview campus and additions to the 80,000-sf Hendrix Building.

Trustees approved a 2.1-cent tax rate increase required as part of a plan to balance the college's 2015–2016 budget.

The tax rate of 17.5 cents per $100 valuation — which is just below the rollback rate of 17.547 cents per $100 valuation — is expected to generate $6,7 million in tax revenue for the college.

The college's tax rate has held at 15.4 cents per $100 valuation since 2009.​

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