improvements move forward
lays out carpet in Campus Center Main.
yourselves. Mission Colleges "new look"
is expected to gradually take hold over the next 12 months.
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.
"This is really good use of our Proposition A funds,"
said college President Adriana Barrera. "Campus Center
is one of our most used facilities, and its the place
where we greet the public. It now has a much warmer, more
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.)
for the Child Development Center is expected in
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.
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 new parking structure is due in spring 2005
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.
"This tunnel 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.
Looking further down the road, Cruz said plans presently call
for the relocation of employees and offices now housed in
the Campus Services Building in fall 2005. The remodeling
and conversion of the building into a new campus Sheriffs
Office will follow that relocation.
BY EDUARDO PARDO