Spring 2010 |
Two renovation projects slated for completion this year will help ease the
growing demands of MCC.
From Stable to Classroom
The historic Mule Barn will celebrate its 100th birthday this year with
renovations to complement the new Sorenson Parkway entrance to MCC´s
Fort Omaha Campus.
The building was originally used by the Army as a stable for mules that
moved freight, supplies and equipment throughout the area. The College
acquired the building in 1975 and used it for construction technology and auto
body classes, which have since moved to other locations, according to Stan
Horrell, Assistant Director of Facilities, planning and construction.
Construction began in July 2009 to strip the interior of the building to
its posts and beams while replacing electrical, mechanical and plumbing
systems to meet modern demands.
Once the $2.6 million renovation is completed this fall, the building will
become a mixed-use facility with classrooms, offices, meeting areas and a
public lounge including an outdoor patio.
Keeping Pace with Demand
A $1 million renovation of the Industrial Training Center at the South
Omaha Campus will help meet demand for instruction in the industrial and
Increased enrollment spurred the renovation of 24,000 square feet of the
32-year-old building. Construction began in February 2010 and is slated for
completion at the end of November.
The renovated space will include offices for faculty and support staff and
changes to staging and storage areas for the building´s conference
areas. New mechanical, electrical, lighting and data systems will support the
new teaching facilities.