Muskegon Community College in Michigan needs more space, seeks state assistance for new science wing on campus
The Muskegon Chronicle
November 10, 2011
Muskegon Community College has submitted to the state a capital outlay request for a 25,000-square-foot science wing the college wants to build at its campus on Quarterline Road.
But whether the state agrees to help finance the $9.2 million project, which also includes renovation of 20,000 square feet of existing science and lab space, won't be known until next year, MCC President Dale Nesbary said.
Capital outlay is a portion of the state budget devoted to financing of construction, renovation and remodeling of buildings and other capital assets used by state agencies, public universities and community colleges, according to the state. If the state approves a capital outlay request, it typically funds half the project.
“Given that our student enrollment still remains at historic highs, we need additional space to serve those students,” Nesbary said, adding that the project would also help the college add “state-of-the-art technology.”