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MCC Master Plan Construction Update 


 Architect's rendering of the new Muskegon Community College STEM Center

 Building Projects At-a-Glance through October 1, 2014

Science Center
$9.6 Million
(DTMB $4.6 Million)

Health Center
$6.2 Million

Downtown Center
$7.2 Million
 

Arts Center
$6.1 Million
 

Architect: Kingscott/BMA
Construction: Clark Construction

Architect: TBD
Construction: TBD

Architect: TBD
Construction: TBD

Architect: TBD
Construction: TBD

Latest
Accomplishments

Latest Accomplishments

Latest Accomplishments

Latest Accomplishments

Submitted The Phase 500: Final Design/Construction to the State Dept of Technology, Management & Budget.
 

Hosted the MCC Science Laboratory Center Informational Forum, Friday, September 12, at 2:00pm. Over 20 local sub-contractors attended.
 

Just completed the Bidding for Bid Release #1. This release included Sitework, Concrete, and Structural Steel.
 

Issued Bid Release #2 on Monday, September 22, 2014. This release includes the Balance of Sitework and all Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical trades packages.

Held our Health Center Kickoff meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2014 to review preliminary demographical data and drawings.

 

Muskegon Community College has signed a purchase agreement with The Herald Publishing Co. LLC and the owners of the former Muskegon Chronicle building, 981 Third Street to buy the building and an adjacent parking lot. The purchase is subject to MCC’s satisfaction with inspections and other contingencies.

Arts Committee documented facility needs.

Committee completed site visits. 

Committee toured Applied Technology Building June 6.

 

Next Steps

Next Steps

Next Steps

Next Steps

Bid Release #2 bids are due October 15, 2014.
 

Construction will start onsite around October 13, 2014.
 

Phase II renovation meetings will be scheduled.

 

Kingscott/BMA and Plante Moran Cresa will continue moving forward with the Health Center demographical and architectural analyses work and the plan is to be done within the next two months.

 

Complete the closing process for purchase of the Chronicle Building, anticipated closing in mid to late October 2014.
 

Once the closing is finalized, issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for architectural services, anticipated in mid to late November 2014.
 

Get key faculty members in the program areas of Applied Technology, Electronics, Industrial Technology, Renewable Energy, and Entrepreneurial Studies, as well as Experiential Learning more involved in planning and use of the new facility.
 

Local industry partners will be involved with programming needs through advisory committees and college officials.
 

Student will be involved in planning through various committees. 

Arts Faculty/Committee proposing best usage of Tech Building.

 

Remaining Timeline

Remaining Timeline

Remaining Timeline

Remaining Timeline

Completion of the addition is scheduled for July of 2015.


The STEM Center Bldg. renovations are scheduled to start in August of 2015 and wrap up in April of 2016. This will be done in phases to accommodate class schedules.

Demographic study complete by mid-October 2014

Preliminary report complete by mid-December

 

Renovations to support the curricular and business needs of the programs relocating downtown will begin in March 2015.
 

Classes will be offered at the MCC downtown site beginning in January 2016.

Summer/Fall 2014: develop recommendations to Oversight Committee

Winter 2016: begin renovation work in Tech Bldg.

Summer 2016: begin renovation work in Theater, Music, Arts, etc. redesign

Fall 2016 - well underway, near completion.


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
A downtown Muskegon space designed to accommodate the growth in enrollment and programming since the College relocated to the Marquette and Quarterline location. While still under review, the Center will house the College’s applied technology programs including computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, engineering, and electronics. Also under consideration for occupying our downtown space are: entrepreneurial programs, experiential learning programs and a black box meeting/performance space to serve our students and community.

Why
Since the mid-1960s, the College’s enrollments have grown 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. The College’s credit-bearing student headcount has increased by 150 percent since the mid-1960s, while academic and support space have not kept pace, increasing by only 40 percent.

“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,” explained Nesbary. Sites in Norfolk, VA; Springfield, OH; and Kalamazoo, MI are among those experiencing enrollment growth, economic growth, and enhanced community engagement.

Where
Downtown Muskegon, in the Downtown Development Association District

When
By mid-2016. Planning and programming for the site are nearing completion. The site acquisition and design processes have begun. A site is expected to be determined by Spring 2014, with construction and or renovation expected to begin by year’s end

Cost
$7.2 million
 

Health and Physical Education 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 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