Construction includes new Student Services buildings for the San Elijo and Community Learning Center campuses and new athletic field at the Oceanside Campus.
Students and teachers may be engaged in online learning for now, but construction projects underway now throughout the MiraCosta Community College District are ensuring state-of-the-art facilities are ready when students are able to return to campus.
Projects are under construction concurrently at MiraCosta’s Oceanside, San Elijo, and Community Learning Center (CLC) campuses. The projects include new state-of-the-art Student Services buildings for both San Elijo and the CLC. All of the projects are funded through MiraCosta’s Capital Improvement program using funds from Measure MM.
“Students are why we are here, so it was important to us to have the new Student Services projects among our first for new construction,” said MiraCosta College Vice President, Administrative Services Tim Flood.
“Given what we are learning about indoor health and safety from the Coronavirus pandemic, the design focus on improving the indoor air quality as an important health and wellness component for our students and instructors is even more important than ever before,” he added.
“We will be able to provide facilities that not only are equipped with state-of-the-art technology essential for teaching and learning, but we’ll be providing facilities that enhance physical health and safety while in an indoor environment.”
Construction of the new Student Services Building at the CLC is 60 percent complete. The new 9,910 square foot Student Services Building will provide a student-centered facility that consolidates the study areas and socialization spaces, along with staff space, into a single, dynamic environment. The new building will provide an anchor for the new campus quad to that will encourage students to interact with the outdoor environments. The design will correct previous space deficiencies in office, library, and instructional media spaces.
The $12.3 million project will includes an events terrace, upgrades to the path of travel from Barnes Street to student services and the quad, and extensive parking renovations. A new parking lot, built west of the existing building, features a series of bioswales—shallow, open and typically vegetated channels with gently sloping sides that can be incorporated into landscapes to direct and slow storm runoff and promote pollutant removal.
Construction of the Student Services & Administration Building at the San Elijo Campus is 60 percent complete. The new 10,770 square foot facility will replace the existing, outdated Administration Building and allow for the consolidation of key student services into a single location, including Admission & Records, Financial Aid, and Counseling. The new building is designed to complement the nearby bluffs and lagoon, and provide a new welcoming gateway for the San Elijo Campus.
Construction for the $12.4 million project is expected to be completed in December 2020 and is also funded through MiraCosta’s Capital Improvement program using funds from Measure MM. View construction photos here, or via online album here.
At the Oceanside Campus, construction is 85 percent complete on a major renovation of Oceanside’s athletic field—with construction of a new Field House, a world-class soccer field, pedestrian ramp, ADA-compliant restrooms, and a California native species garden.
The $9.99 million project is expected to be completed in November 2020 and replaces a track first built in the early 1980s. The new Field House will feature space for team rooms, changing rooms, coaches’ offices, equipment storage, and new public restrooms with high-efficiency fixtures and lighting.
The project features a two-lane walking and jogging path, located around the perimeter of the fields—providing a venue for the Oceanside community to use year-round. The design intentionally leverages the natural ‘bowl’ formed in the topography of that portion of the campus. The landscape is drought-tolerant and incorporates numerous native species to help attract birds and butterflies to enrich the local ecology. View construction photos or view online album here.
Community Learning Center (CLC) Student Services Building
San Elijo Student Services & Administration Building Project Partners
Oceanside Athletic Field Renovation Project Partners
The program and construction manager for the capital improvement program is Kitchell Capital Expenditures Manager (CEM), in association with Element Consulting, Inc., and Vic Salazar Communications.
Detailed information about all of the District’s Capital Improvement projects is available for public review through the Capital Improvement Dashboard on the MCCD website. The Dashboard provides build-out details, financial performance, and project schedule performance.
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 21,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).