MCC's Downtown Campus became a reality in 2017 when it moved from its previous location to its new home in a portion of the iconic Eastman Kodak headquarters complex on State Street. The $78 million renovation project was designed with student success in mind. Here you'll find inspiring spaces filled with natural light, an environment that encourages creativity and collaboration, state-of-the-art technology and labs, accessible parking and transportation, and a "green" building.
The new Downtown Campus is located in the Rochester High Falls Heritage Area and Brown's Race Historic District. Recently the area surrounding the campus has been designated as the High Falls Ecodistrict -- a model for ambitious sustainability standards grounded in equity, resilience, and climate protection.
In January 2018, the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association honored MCC's Downtown Campus with its Project of the Year Award in the "Structures Projects Greater than $75M" category. In March 2018, the college received another recognition for Project of the Year by the NYS Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
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The classroom and class lab utilization analysis clearly showed an additional Biology Lab is needed to accommodate the current demand for science courses on the Brighton Campus. This project renovates space freed up by the relocation of Public Safety to Building 21. Construction will begin in spring 2018 and is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
Many of the science labs in Building 7 have deteriorated finishes and furnishings, as well as outdated equipment. The current layout of the labs no longer supports new teaching modalities. This project intends to renovate the labs in Building 7, and will also include the replacement of finishes in corridors and the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the first and third floors. It is anticipated that the design work will begin in spring 2018 with construction in spring 2019. Work is to be completed by fall 2021.
The College is in the planning stages of developing a new Facilities Master Plan.