LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Two major construction projects at Genesee Community College (GCC) are about to graduate to their final phase.
According to a press release from GCC, both the 18,478 square foot Student Success Center and the 45,000 square foot Richard C. Call Arena are on schedule and on budget. The College says that there have been no safety issues throughout the duration of the project.
The dual construction project of the two new facilities began last spring with the official ground breaking ceremony on April 28, 2016. The Student Success Center is a two-story facility connecting to the existing Conable Technology Building through a second story bridge. It is designed to be the new ‘front door’ of the Batavia Campus providing a permanent home for GCC’s success coaches. Success coaches are specially trained and assigned to specific students to assist them throughout their entire academic experience from the first phase of admissions, financial aid and academic advisement, through to earning their degrees, graduation and helping them transfer or secure career placement.
The Richard C. Call Arena is the located on the west side of the Batavia Campus and is a free standing facility not connected to the main building. The new field house will be the largest open, flexible floor space in the GLOW region (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties), while the adjacent building that is attached through a common lobby and concession stand area will feature classrooms, coaches offices, a fitness center, meeting rooms and a press box overlooking the Turf Field.
The plan is for facilities to be occupied this summer with more than 100 staff members who currently work in the main building. A second phase of planning and renovation will be to transforming the vacated office space in the existing main building into new classrooms, laboratories and offices in the coming year under a separate plan.