Eyeing growth, Muskegon Community College in Michigan considers purchasing building which houses city's daily newspaper

 
The Muskegon Chronicle
 
As the Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees looks for opportunities to expand or renovate the college, they're casting their eye on a familiar landmark — The Muskegon Chronicle building.

One of the goals contained within MCC's strategic plan is creating a campus in downtown Muskegon, and now that The Chronicle building is for sale, trustees will examine whether the location would be a good fit for the school, said Donald Crandall, who chairs MCC's board of trustees.

“The story is that the Chronicle building has become vacant,” Crandall said. “The community college, as part of its strategic plan, is looking to expand downtown or at its existing campus.”

The Chronicle building, 981 Third, will be vacated early next year as The Chronicle starts operating as part of the new MLive Media Group. The Chronicle's newsgathering and advertising operations will be headquartered at the nearby Sidock Building, 379 W. Western, in Muskegon.

Trustees have expressed interest in touring the building in the coming weeks.
Crandall said trustees have been discussing the college's strategic plan with an advisory committee comprised of about a dozen community leaders, including Muskegon City Manager Bryon Mazade, Community Foundation for Muskegon County President Chris McGuigan, and Mercy Health CEO Roger Spoelman.
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