Shoreline Community College is offering the public an opportunity to participate in developing a long-range plan for the campus.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
- 6 p.m., view informational materials;
- 6:30 p.m., slide presentation;
- 7-7:30 p.m., view materials.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 26
Where: Shoreline Community College, PUB, Quiet Dining Room
Who: Open to the public
What: Preview preliminary long-range and master-plan ideas for the college.
A public viewing and presentation of preliminary proposals for the campus will be available from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. Consultants from Schacht Aslani Architects, of Seattle, will show renderings and make a slide presentation. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and submit feedback.
“We need this plan for several reasons,” SCC President Lee Lambert said. “First, the city of Shoreline in 2008 adopted new regulations requiring the college and similar designated areas such as CRISTA and Fircrest to create master plans for approval by the City Council.
“Second, while the state doesn’t have any money for capital projects right now, things will change and for the college to even apply for funding, we need an approved plan.”
Lambert said a master plan doesn’t necessarily mean expanding the campus, but rather improvement to facilities, many of which are coming up on their 50th birthdays. Those improvements can help students achieve their goals and, in turn, help the community and the state. Lambert cited the rebuilt and improved library, which opened seven years ago. “The ‘library’ is now the Library Media Technology Center and is a hub of learning on campus,” Lambert said.
The most recent capital project, an addition to the Professional Automotive Training Center, didn’t even rely solely on state funding, he said. “The state gave us $2 million, Toyota gave $1 million and the local auto dealers combined for nearly another $1 million,” he said. “And, a new partner in the program, Snap On Tools, will end up giving more than the state contributed.”
The Tuesday event is intended to gain feedback before the college embarks on the official master planning process, said Daryl Campbell, SCC’s Vice President for Administrative Services. “Before we go any further, we want to talk to our neighbors and other constituencies that care so deeply about this college,” Campbell said.
This won’t be the last time for public input.
“Once we start the city’s official process, there will be more opportunities to see and share,” Campbell said. “This is just the first such opportunity.”