Land Exchange an Example of What Makes Sheridan Special

Land exchange that added to Sheridan College cited as example of what makes Sheridan special. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)
Land exchange that added to Sheridan College cited as example of what makes Sheridan special. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

A land exchange that adds one-third more property to the Sheridan College campus is an outstanding example of what makes Sheridan such a special place, according to Roy Garber.

Garber is president of the board of Whitney Benefits, one of the parties involved in the exchange that happened earlier this summer.

Garber said the agreement involved three factors for any success – commitment, cooperation and compromise, and a fourth factor as well – collaboration.

Under the exchange, the Casey Osborn family traded five acres of property on Solutions Way to the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board, known as SEEDA for short. The Osborn family received in exchange the just over 1-acre site of the Early Childhood Education Center.

The Osborns also gifted another 26 acres of land on Solutions Way, including two existing buildings, to Sheridan College. SEEDA also granted the 5 acres it received to Sheridan College, bringing the college's total new land holdings to 31 acres.

Dr. Paul Young, who was then college president, said the college would use the larger of the two buildings as the new home of the college's construction technology program.

The college's construction technology program has been in a Whitney Benefits building on Brooks Street, adjacent to The Hub on Smith Street, and in another part of the land exchange, that property has been donated to The Hub.

Garber said the land exchange has been an opportunity for the whole community, and Whitney Benefits has been delighted to be involved.

Building on Brooks Street will now be used by The Hub on Smith Street. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)
Building on Brooks Street will now be used by The Hub on Smith Street. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)
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