MCC Master Plan Construction Update

Supported by the taxpayers of Muskegon County

 

MCC Science Center

MCC Science Center

MCC Science Center
(opened Fall 2015)

 

 

 

 

MCC Downtown Center

MCC Downtown Center

MCC Downtown Center
(opening Fall 2017)

 

 

 

 

MCC Health and Wellness Center

MCC Health and Wellness Center

MCC Health and Wellness Center
(opening Fall 2017)

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact:

John Selmon, Vice President for Student Services and Administration
Phone: (231) 777-0265 Email: john.selmon@muskegoncc.edu

Gerald Nyland, Director of Physical Plant
Phone: (231) 777-0315  Email: gerald.nyland@muskegoncc.edu

 

Building Projects At-a-Glance through August 5, 2016

Science Center –
$9.6 million
($4.6 million State of Michigan DTMB/$4.6 million – millage/ $400,000 – MCC)
Health and Wellness Center & Lakeshore Fitness Center – $14.2 million

($6.1 million – millage/ $8.1 million, $5.6 million Capital Outlay)
($2.5 million- will seek bond)

($12.2 million for H&W, $2 million for LFC)

Downtown Center -$14.27 million

($7.2 million – millage/$7.07 million – donations, grants (including $2.51 EDA Grant) etc.

($4.1 million – MEDC Equipment Only Grant in addition to construction budget)

Arts and Humanities Center – $9 million

($6.1 million – millage, $2.9 million fundraising)

  • Architect: Kingscott/BMA
  • Construction: Clark Construction
  • Architect:The Collaborative
  • Construction: Clark Construction
  • Managed Services Firm: Power Wellness
  • Architect: C2AE/MMA/Prein Newhof
  • Construction: Clark Construction
  • Architect: Progressive AE
  • Construction: TBD
Latest Accomplishments
 Project completed on August 24, 2015 Health and Wellness Center

  • Received permission on July 13, 2016 from the State of Michigan Budget Office to proceed with the preliminary planning activities for the Health and Wellness Center project on campus.
  • Received approval from EDA of Clark Construction as the General Contractor for the renovations of the Downtown Center
  • Completed initial programming design concept – 1st draft
Next Steps
Health and Wellness Center

  • Complete schematic design work by November 1, 2016 (includes simulation lab, given new Capital Outlay Grant approval) for the DMTB
  • Seek approval for the DMTB to move forward with construction plans for the project by February 1, 2017
  • Continue developing new academic and athletic programs for the Health and Wellness Center

 

Lakeshore Fitness Center

  • On hold for now
  •  Secure building permits from City of Muskegon to start construction work by August 15, 2016
  • Continue Arts and Humanities Planning Team meetings, starting September 16 through schematic design and design development phase.
Remaining Timeline
Health and Wellness Center

  • April 2017: Anticipated construction start for the Health and Wellness Center
  • June 2018: Complete new Health and Wellness Center addition and renovations of existing gym.
  • Anticipate Fall of 2017 project completed and handed over to owner. College may have to consider a later move-in date than start of classes due to the length of EDA reviews.
  • Price, bid out and contract the construction company in late March and April 2017 for a May 1, 2017 start date.
  • Winter 2018: Renovation completed.

 

 

 

The Vision

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Center

What
New and renovated classroom and laboratory space for the life and physical sciences. The completed project will serve a combined 18 academic programs and will renovate existing lab and instructional space, as well as construct new space adjacent to the Stevenson Center for Higher Education.

Why
“Muskegon Community College needs to compete on a national and global level,” said Nesbary. “In addition to meeting crucial student needs, this expansion will also benefit employers and the community at large. It will help attract and retain talented individuals and equip them with the science skills to make them both more effective employees and informed residents, critical to improving the overall health of our communities. Moreover, the College’s growth from approximately 2,000 in the mid-1960s to approximately 5,000 credit-bearing students has led to the need for additional academic space in the STEM fields.”

Where
Renovation of existing space in the Main Building, along with a 19,000 sq. ft. new building adjacent to the Stevenson Center for Higher Education

When
Groundbreaking for the new building will take place on Sept. 3, 2014, with full occupancy expected in August 2015. Reconstruction of existing space is expected to begin in Spring 2015, with completion expected in mid-2016.

Cost
$9.6 million, $4.65 million of which comes from a state appropriation and the remainder from property tax revenues approved in the November 2013 general election. On July 3, 2013, Gov. Snyder signed a supplemental appropriations bill authorizing MCC to develop planning documents for 33,000 sq. ft. of existing and expanded campus facilities. The new law authorized MCC to begin planning for the project. On March 14, 2014 Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed PA 301 of 2014, legislation authorizing MCC to construct a 25,000-square-foot science laboratory and renovate 20,000 square feet of existing science facilities.

 

MCC Downtown Center

What
The MCC Downtown Center will house the College’s applied technology programs, including computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, engineering, and electronics. A maker space, available to the community, will connect regional engineers, manufacturers, artists, and creative makers/thinkers to the college. Plans also include entrepreneurial programs, experiential learning programs and a black box meeting/performance space to serve our students and community.

Why
“Many colleges around the nation and in Michigan have partnered with their communities to grow the local economy and just as importantly, to serve the needs of students, business and the community,” explains MCC President Dale K. Nesbary. Since moving to its current campus at Marquette and Quarterline, MCC’s enrollment has strained its existing facilities by growing from approximately 2,000 credit-bearing students to roughly 5,000 students, with another 2,000-plus students engaging in lifelong learning and training programs. The College has also increased programming in manufacturing, design, engineering, welding, technology, and related fields and has greatly expanded partnerships with the business community.

Where
In heart of historic downtown Muskegon at 981 Third Street, site of the former Muskegon Chronicle Building.

When
By mid-2016. Planning and programming for the site are nearing completion. The site acquisition is complete and design process has begun.

Cost
$7.2 million

 

Health and Wellness Center

What
A major renovation and expansion of the Bartels-Rode Gymnasium and Health Center will update one of the two oldest and most popular buildings on the MCC Campus. Included are a new recreation floor area, fitness center, classrooms and training space that collectively serve 10 academic areas.

Why
Currently 46 years old, Bartels-Rode Gymnasium is the most heavily used facility at MCC. “Our 150 percent growth as a campus since 1968, has taken the most wear and tear on our over-used health and recreation facilities,” explained Nesbary. “It is expected that the new fitness and health facilities will generate operational revenue to offset increased costs associated with the additional building space.

Where
An expansion of the existing Bartels-Rode Gymnasium and Health and Wellness Center.

When
Expected completion in mid-2016.

Cost
$6.2 million

Size
17,599 sq. ft. of new space and 12,800 sq. ft of renovated space

 

Creative and Performing Arts Center

What
The proposed $6.1 million arts center includes five new art studios, three classrooms, an exhibition gallery and kiln room, improvements to the Overbrook Theater and performance space, and expanded lab and multimedia instructional space. This space will serve MCC’s growing visual arts, performing arts and communications programs. The Visual Arts program would be relocated in an expansion of the existing Overbrook Theater. The Music, Theater, and Communications programs would occupy existing space, along with minimal expansion to accommodate program growth.

Why
In the early 1970s, MCC placed its creative arts program in a “temporary” facility, a free-standing pole barn at the far corner of the north parking lot. The program is still located in that pole barn, with its inadequate cooling, heating, lighting, storage and demonstration space. The site’s limitations negate year-round and evening instruction.

“Muskegon County has a rich and proud history not only of supporting the arts, but also of producing its own talented artists, many of whom make their living operating small studios in our communities” explained Nesbary. Muskegon County is home to many exceptional arts institutions, including the Muskegon Museum of Art, the internationally recognized Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp with its 6,000-plus students annually, and many exceptional scholastic music programs that garner state championships and national attention. “Our faculty and staff are highly skilled, regularly performing locally, regionally, and nationally,” added Nesbary.”

MCC’s arts facilities need to be up to the highest standards to meet the expectations of and continue the educational process for these talented students. We need to keep these students in our community rather than sending them out of the region or state. Upgraded facilities will help us accomplish this goal.

Where
Renovated space on the MCC campus.

When
Mid- to late 2016. An Arts Center Committee comprised of community members, students, faculty, staff, administrators and MCC Board of Trustees members, will finalize planning for the construction and relocation of the MCC Arts and Humanities Department. The Art Center planning process will begin in earnest in May 2014.  It is expected that construction will begin in early to mid-2015, with a target date for completion in mid to late 2016.

Cost
$6.1 million