Center for Allied Health Education
Anticipated opening in 2021!
During the 2018 legislative session, state legislators appropriated funding for the construction of the new Center for Allied Health Education, formerly known as the Medical Mile Health Science Center, at the Downtown Campus. The $43.7M project features the demolition of a 1970s-era West Annex to make way for a modern learning facility that will house the college’s Allied Health programs, clinics, learning labs and other student spaces.
The 18-month to two-year project began in August and will have an impact on parking at the Downtown Campus.
In the news
The Walsh Group starts construction on $43M Center for Allied Health Education, Oct. 2019, WalshGroup.com
Bates Technical College celebrates groundbreaking for new Center for Allied Health Education, Oct. 8, 2019, The Suburban Times
Changes coming to the face of Bates Technical College, Oct. 9, 2019, The News Tribune
$43M health education center headed to downtown Tacoma Bates campus, Oct. 10, 2019, The News Tribune
Bates Technical College selects design-build team for health science center, Dec. 27, 2018, SchoolConstructionNews.com
This 3D image shows the new building from Yakima Avenue.
If you commute to the Downtown Campus, please give yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot. Preparation is key, as parking may be hectic.
The following information is important to review, as this will affect several parking areas for both students and employees.
Carpooling is a flexible and convenient way to commute. Carpoolers save time and money, allows for HOV lane travel, and creates less traffic congestion for the campus. Even if it isn’t a co-worker someone working in the same area might make a great carpool fit. You can find a ride through RideshareOnline.com. If you can’t find a rider in your area, consider meeting at a Park and Ride.
You can also vanpool! A vanpool is a group of 5-15 sharing the ride in a van provided by a transit agency. Learn more about joining a vanpool.
From first time user guides to bus route planning tools for Pierce, King and Kitsap Counties, PierceTrips.com can help you plan your commute.