SALT LAKE CITY -- Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville could end up with a building at the Freeport Center to house its composite program if state revenues are higher than last year's.
It is No. 2 on a priority list approved Tuesday by the Joint Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee.
No. 1 on the list is funding for remodeling of Utah State Hospital.
Weber State University's Davis campus request for a new building is No. 3, while a proposed new 2nd District Juvenile Court in Ogden is at No. 6.
The list now goes to the Executive Appropriations Committee on Thursday for further consideration.
Projected revenue numbers are expected to be released Feb. 22.
Whatever those numbers are will determine which projects, if any, will be approved.
"Right now, I don't expect any of those projects to be approved," said Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, subcommittee co-chairman.
The reason, he said, is that the state right now does not have money to fund any of the projects.
If projected funding is at the level being discussed, only five of the 12 projects the subcommittee is submitting will receive funding this year, he said.
Members have been told the committee may get $85 million for new buildings, which would leave 2nd District Juvenile Court without funding.
Froerer said the state hospital is in dire need of a new facility for the pediatric unit.
The buildings at the Freeport Center, which the federal government donated to the state, would allow the state to move its archive division from its current location, which it is leasing.
The subcommittee has budgeted $5 million to renovate the Freeport buildings so DATC and the archive division could use them.
It has also budgeted about $32 million for a 114,646-square-foot classroom building, along with a 5,500-square-foot central plant at WSU's Davis Campus.
An additional $8.4 million would come from student fees, donations and grants, Froerer said.
The proposed juvenile court is estimated to cost $27.1 million.
The state bought land for the proposed courthouse in 2008 and had hoped to begin construction in 2009, but the economy went sour.