Golden West College’s president said a controversial proposal to build a Costco on 14 acres of college land just has too many drawbacks. Rather than accept a $2 million deal that local residents have denounced, he suggested the board look into projects about half that size for uses like student or faculty housing, or possibly new classrooms.
College President Wes Bryan announced Dec. 6 that he would recommend the Coast Community College District board reject the proposal, and the board met Wednesday evening to hear his findings. Final results of the vote were not available by time of publication, but Bryan’s recommendation was widely expected to kill the proposal.
“A 14-acre single-tenant retail development on the Golden West campus is not sustainable,” he wrote to board members. “It is simply too large of a facility.”