ST. CLOUD -- The multi-million dollar renovation and expansion planned for Cathedral High School have taken another step forward with the selection of a builder.

The new building will be at 7th Avenue and 4th Street North in St. Cloud.

McGough Construction will handle the construction, and will be partnering with the school's task force to find an architect to design both the new academic facility and renovate the 1938 building in the future.

Chris Schellinger is the Executive Director of The Campaign for Cathedral. He says this campaign is ambitious in its goal, but they're motivated to make sure the new building opens on time.

"We have set an ambitious goal for ourselves of opening this new facility, this 21st-century academic building by the fall of 2019. And to do that, we have to get busy, we have a lot to do."

The board hopes to have the architect in place by Christmas, so the final planning and building processes can begin as soon as possible. So far, the fundraising campaign has raised almost $11-million.

Schellinger says as part of the fundraising and building efforts, they'll be looking to the future of Cathedral and how it should look.

"One of the things we'll be doing in this process, and it will begin shortly after the new year, is to also look long-term. What does Cathedral 2040 look like? What can it look like, what do we want it to look like."

The final goal is $16.5-million with $15-million going toward the new building, and $1.5-million for renovating the 1938 building, and other Catholic Community Schools.