Angeles Mission College
LAMC Campus Improvements Move Forward
yourselves. Mission Colleges "new look" is expected to
gradually take hold over the next 12 months.
In fact, its
already begun. While many of the colleges instructors were away
on summer break, Campus Center was newly carpeted, painted, and high traffic
areas, including stairs, were refitted with firm rubber matting for greater
safety. About 35,000-square feet of flooring was replaced with attractive,
yet sturdy sectional carpeting.
Next in line is construction of the Child Development Center. Groundbreaking for the two-story, 31-thousand-square foot classroom and office building is planned for November, with completion of the building expected about 12 months later. (Although this is a state-funded project, it was initially identified as part of the colleges Proposition A building program.)
In spring 2005, work
is expected to begin on a three-story parking structure to be built on
the site of the existing student parking lot. To accommodate student parking
during the expected 13 months of construction, a temporary parking facility
at Hubbard Street and the 210 Freeway will be leased. Shuttle buses will
transport students from the lot to the college, at no cost to students.
"These are the
big projects that will bring bulldozers to campus, but throughout
the year were also going to be busy with a number of smaller, essential
projects," said Luis Cruz, Mission College project director.
For example, beginning
this September and continuing roughly for several months, remodeling and
refurbishing of the Instructional Building will take place, said Cruz.
(Similar remodeling will be done in the Learning Resource Center, but
that is not expected to begin until fall 2005.)
In summer 2005, work
is expected to begin on underground improvements designed to enhance water,
electrical, and sewer service to the campus, said Cruz.
will allow us to better regulate heat, air and water use throughout the
campus at great savings in utility costs to the college," he said.