If approved by voters this fall, the bond measure would address the following improvements:
- Science/Technology Facilities: The Michigan Legislature and Governor recently approved planning authorization supporting matching funds for the construction and renovation of science and engineering space on the MCC campus. These facilities currently have 45-yearold, undersized labs that serve the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Computer Aided Design and 15 other MCC programs. The proposed improvements include 13,633 sq. ft. of additional instructional space and the renovation of 19,790 sq. ft. of existing space critical to the training of employees in the healthcare, engineering and manufacturing sectors.
- Health Education Building: The College’s 50-year-old Bartels-Rode Health Education facility is the most heavily used building on campus. The proposed improvements, which would benefit Health Sciences, Physical Education and nine other MCC programs, include the addition of 15,000 sq. ft. and the renovation of 12,000 sq. ft. of existing space.
- Creative & Performing Arts Facilities: The proposal includes replacing the 37-year-old, pole-barn type building that houses the Visual Arts Department, as well as high-priority improvements to the performing arts facilities, benefiting more than 15 MCC programs. MCC Downtown Center. The updated proposal includes an MCC satellite center to be located in Downtown Muskegon. The project would provide much-needed instructional space and help generate additional economic development in the downtown area. There is a strong track record of success with other downtown community college projects in Michigan as well as nationally.
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