Millage Projects

Maintenance and Improvement Millage Updates

In November 2016, Monroe County voters approved an additional .85 mill property tax levy for Monroe County Community College for a period of 5 years. The money generated by the 5-Year Maintenance and Improvement Millage is being used for critical maintenance and renovation projects that will protect the community’s more than 50-year investment in the college’s buildings and infrastructure.  Included are projects to enhance and improve safety and security, bring facilities up to standards for people with disabilities, update technology network infrastructure, renovate specific areas to maintain and improve the academic environment, and ensure and maintain the overall quality of campus-wide facilities. 

This website will be updated regularly to inform the community about the status of all maintenance and improvement projects included in the 5-Year Maintenance and Improvement Millage.

Campus Map of Projects

 

A - Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building

C - Campbell Learning Resources Center 

E/W - East and West Technology Buildings

H - Gerald Welch Health Education Building

L - Life Sciences Building

P - Physical Plant

T - Career Technology Center 

Z - La-Z-Boy Center

Whitman Center (Temperance)

About MCCC's Facilities

Administration Building

The roof of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building was replaced in 2019. Additional millage projects involving the facility will include:

  • Installation of elevator that is accessible to students with physical disabilities; these students must currently use a freight elevator in a restricted area to access MCCC’s central student activities area, the Cellar, which houses a major lounge area, as well as Student Government offices and student organizations and clubs.
  • Replacement of exterior ramps and steps at all entrances.
  • Installation of restrooms accessible to those with disabilities.
  • Replacement of flooring.
  • Painting.
  • Renovation of Bookstore and Administrative Suite for safety and security reasons.
  • Renovation of Admissions, Copy Center and Business Office areas for improved accessibility.
  • Renovation to the culinary program classrooms, kitchen and student-run restaurant.
  • Renovations to conference rooms improve the learning environment.
  • Replacement of exterior sealants (joints and penetrations).
  • Retrofitting door hardware to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Installation of a fire sprinkler system.
  • Coating of interior of existing galvanized domestic cold water piping.
  • Installation of an emergency lighting generator.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to network electronics.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to classroom technology.
  • Performance of fiber optic loop redundancy work.

Campbell Learning Resource CenterCampbell Learning Resources Center projects will include:

  • Improvement of accessibility from first-floor elevator to other floors; currently one must access the elevator externally through the loading dock, as access is barred by the circulation desk and a security door. This is a major issue for those with physical disabilities.
  • Renovation of the Little Theater.
  • Adding of student study rooms.
  • Renovation of the second floor to improve the learning environment.
  • Renovation of the basement.
  • Waterproofing and louver replacement in the basement.
  • Replacement of exterior sealants (joints and penetrations).       
  • Retrofitting door hardware to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Installation of a fire sprinkler system.
  • Coating of interior of existing galvanized domestic cold water piping. 
  • Installation of an emergency lighting generator.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to network electronics.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to classroom technology.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to wireless network.
  • Performance of fiber optic loop redundancy work.

MCCC CampusParking lot repairs across campus began in August 2019 with the repair of the lots in front of the Gerald Welch Health Education Building, Career Technology Center, Life Sciences Building and La-Z-Boy Center. 

Replacement of entire campus phone system is underway.

Renovation of information technology rooms across campus is nearly complete as of August 2019.

Other campus-wide millage projects will include:

  • Installation of a keycard door security system in all buildings.
  • Installation of a campus-wide emergency generator.
  • Overhaul of security camera system.
  • Repairing of sidewalks.
  • Replacement of/upgrade to campus sound systems.

Building Reports

Building Report: Campus-Wide Unisex Restrooms Report 9-13-19

Building Report: IT Rooms Renovations 8-16-19

Building Report: IT Rooms Renovations 8-9-19

Building Report: IT Rooms Renovations 8-2-19

Building Report: IT Rooms Renovations 7-12-19

Building Report: IT Rooms Renovations 6-21-19

Building Report: Campus Wide Sidewalk Repairs 8-23-19

Building Report: Campus Wide Sidewalk Repairs 11-2-18

Building Report: Parking Lot Renovations 8-30-19

Building Report: Parking Lot Renovations 8-23-19

Building Report: Parking Lot Renovations 8-16-19

East and West Tech Building

Press Release

Renovation of the East and West Technology buildings began in May 2019. The renovation will transform the two 1960s-era buildings into a single, modern facility specifically designed to foster student success. The buildings once housed industrial technology programs that are now based in the Career Technology Center. The combined facility will house numerous support services geared toward student success; state-of-the art classrooms, computer labs and work spaces; an abundance of adaptable student lounge and collaboration spaces; private student group work areas; several college departments and programs, and more. The renovation will add 7,600 square feet and bring the total space in the new, combined facility to to approximately 60,000 square feet.The renovated facility is slated to be open in late 2020 or early 2021. The cost of the project is $9 million, with $5.25 million funded by the 5-year Maintenance and Improvement Millage passed by Monroe County voters in November 2016 and $3.75 million by the state of Michigan.

The facility will include a large academic commons area that will run through the main corridor between the two main entrances. Within that academic commons area will be multiple small group study and collaborative seating areas. Lining the main corridor will be three private study rooms, a large open computer space, an open work area complete with two office areas and a conference room, and an open tutoring space. 

In the west wing of the building will be numerous student support services, including disability services, tutoring/learning assistance, testing, and online learning technology and support, as well as several media studios for student use, a computer classroom, innovation lab and a workroom. In addition, the college’s Business Division, which houses multiple business- and computer-related academic programs, will be headquartered in the west wing, as well as the college’s Information Systems Department. Within the Business Division suite will be a reception area, collaboration area, workroom and seven offices.  The IS Department suite will include three offices, a conference room, three workstations, a workroom area, a workshop and a service entrance. 

The east wing will house the college’s graphic design and art programs – which were previously housed in two different buildings – to capitalize on the synergies between the two academic areas. MCCC’s other computer information systems programs will also be housed in the east wing, as well as five computer classrooms, an art studio, two art classrooms, two workrooms, multiple faculty offices, an active learning classroom, a small seminar classroom, one regular classroom that can be modified into an active learning classroom and a vending area.

In addition, the renovation also includes:

  • Installation of restrooms accessible to those with disabilities.
  • Replacement of the roof on the East Technology Building.
  • Replace of exterior sealants (joints and penetrations).
  • Retrofitting door hardware to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Installation of a fire sprinkler system.
  • Coating of interior of existing galvanized domestic cold water piping.
  • Installation of an emergency lighting generator.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to network electronics.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to classroom technology.
  • Performance of fiber optic loop redundancy work.

Building Reports: 

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 9-13-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 8-30-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 8-23-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 8-16-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 8-9-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 8-2-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 7-12-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 6-21-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 6-14-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 6-7-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 5-31-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 5-24-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 5-17-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 5-10-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 5-3-19

Building Report: East West Tech Renovations & Addition 4-26-19

Parking Lot Closures Map for Renovations to East/West Technology Buildings

Gerard Welch Health Ed BuildingProjects involving the Gerald Welch Health Education Building will 
include:

  • Replacement of exterior metal cladding system.               
  • Replacement of exterior door/window framing system.
  • Addition of space and renovation of current space for possible program expansion.
  • Renovation of atrium for improved student interaction and learning.
  • Renovation of office suite for improved efficiency.
  • Installation of a keycard door security system.                   
  • Installation of an emergency lighting generator.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to network electronics.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to classroom technology.
  • Performance of fiber optic loop redundancy work.

Life Sciences BuildingIn 2018, major exterior structural repairs were made to the Life Sciences Building and a major expansion to the facility was completed.

The structural repairs were made to prevent the eventual collapse of connecting masonry ribs.  Fifty masonry panels were removed – 30 on the south side that faced the center of campus and 20 on the north side that faced the Career Technology Center. Each weighed approximately 8,000 pounds. The masonry panels, which provided shade from the sun, were replaced with a modern exterior facade system that more effectively serves this purpose. 

Because the Life Sciences Building lacked adequate, modern space outside the classroom for students to work both collaboratively and independently, the college expanded the west side of the Life Sciences Building to include a new student collaboration wing. This wing includes permanent seating areas and team work rooms where students can gather, complete with flexible furniture, ample technology, acoustics and lighting designed with collaboration in mind, a vending area and more. 

Other millage projects involving the Life Sciences Building will include:

  • Installation of restrooms accessible to those with disabilities.
  • Renovation of first and second floors to improve accessibility.
  • Retrofitting of door hardware to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Installation of a fire sprinkler system.
  • Coating of interior of remaining existing galvanized domestic cold water piping. 
  • Installation of an emergency lighting generator.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to network electronics.
  • Replacement of/upgrades to classroom technology.
  • Performance of fiber optic loop redundancy work. 

Millage projects for the Physical Plant include:

  • Storage facilites for grounds/maintenance purposes are in disrepair and in need of renovation.

La-Z-Boy Center

Millage projects involving the La-Z-Boy Center include:

  • Cleaning and sealing of exterior masonry.
  • Replacement of exterior sealants (joints and penetrations).

Whitman Center

Millage projects for the Whitman Center include:

  • Performance of structural remediation work due to sinking support columns.
  • Renovation of current spaces to improve the learning environment, as well as safety and security.
  • Addition of a science laboratory.
  • Replacement of flooring.
  • Painting of entrance canopy.
  • Installation of an emergency lighting generator.
  • Installation of a keycard door security system. (This is part of a campus-wide installation)
  • Repairing of parking lot.
  • Cleaning and sealing of exterior masonry.
  • Replacement of exterior sealants (joints and penetrations).
  • Replacement of window sills and sealants.