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New construction, upgrades at Compton College

Extensive renovations to the $25 million, 45,000-square-foot, campus library, including the Student Success Center, four tutoring centers, computer lab, and study rooms. The project was completed in March 2014. Courtesy Compton College New construction, renovation continues

Extensive renovations to the $25 million, 45,000-square-foot, campus library, including the Student Success Center, four tutoring centers, computer lab, and study rooms. The project was completed in March 2014. Courtesy Compton College

New construction, renovation continues on campus financed with $100 million in Measure C funding

COMPTON  New construction and facilities upgrades currently underway at Compton College have been made possible by the passage of two general obligation facilities bonds approved by voters, according to the college’s 2012 Facilities Master Plan and 2017 Comprehensive Master Plan.

In November 2002, the Compton Community College District won voter approval of Measure CC, authorizing the issuance of $100 million in general obligation bonds to upgrade classrooms, labs, infrastructure, and instructional equipment, while making much-needed health and safety repairs and energy efficiency improvements.

Twelve years later in November 2014, voters in the CCCD approved Measure C, a $100 million facilities bond designed to make new construction, and technology and safety upgrades campuswide.

Eight major facilities projects on campus have been completed since 2013. They include the following:

Utility Infrastructure Replacement Phase 1: Replacement of infrastructure at the south end of the campus; including new stadium lighting and construction of a new Central Plant. The Central Plant supplies cooling for most buildings while reducing energy costs by $220,000 annually. Completed in December 2013.

Utility Infrastructure Replacement Phase2: Replaced/upgraded the utility infrastructure, and installed new data communications and security electrical backbone. The project included new landscaping, and repavement/upgrading of the campus’ main north/south road as well as a majority of the parking lots. The Utility Infrastructure Replacement Phases 1 and 2 cost $46 million. Completed in December 2013.

Library and Student Success Center: Extensive renovations to the $25 million, 45,000-square-foot library that includes the Student Success Center, four tutoring centers, computer lab, and study rooms. Completed in March 2014.

Football Stadium and Track: $2.3 million renovations of the football field and track; included installation of synthetic turf on the field. Completed in September 2015.

Allied Health Building: New construction on a new $14.3 million, state-of-the-art Allied Health Building to house the nursing and child development programs. It is the first new instructional building constructed on district grounds since the 1990s. Completed in December 2015.

Cosmetology Facility: New construction of a new $2.2 million modular building in Tartar Village to house the new cosmetology program. Completed in August 2016.

Music Building North Wing and Little Theater: The $3 million Music Building renovation project included upgrades to the 220-seat Little Theater. Completed in December 2016.

Student Health Center: New construction of a modular building to house the Student Health Center. Completed in March 2017.

Upcoming facilities projects

Public Safety Facility: A groundbreaking ceremony occurred in July 2018 for new construction of a $4.7 million Compton District Police Department. Estimated completion Fall 2019.

Main Campus Drive Landscaping: This $500,000 project will upgrade the landscaping along Main Campus Drive to drought-resistant decomposed granite and succulent plants, which will result in cost savings for maintenance. Estimated completion January 2019

Student Services Administration Building: This $20.4 million facility will become a one-stop hub for all student services. The project involves demolition of the old library and renovation of the Administration Building. Estimated completion: Winter 2021.

Instructional Building 1: The $17.7 million project includes the removal of Row Building G, half of F, two-thirds of E, and Modular Buildings M1 and M2 and replaced with a state-of-the-art instructional building. Estimated completion Spring 2021

Instructional Building 2: The $25.6 million project involves the removal of Row Building D, and the remainder of Row E and F buildings, and construction of a second state-of-the-art instructional building. Estimated completion Fall 2021

Vocational Technology Building Renovation: Planning for the renovation of this building will begin in Fall 2018.

MIS/Math Buildings Renovation: Multi-phased renovation of the MIS office area. The final phase will include the Math and Science Building.

Physical Education Complex and Visual and Performing Arts Projects: Currently in the proposal stage in the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

 

 

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