Finishing touches under way on Modville complex

Jackie Beltran

Jackie Beltran
City Times

Modville is the name for the new modular village that will soon be put up in the student parking lot behind the T building.

The reason for Modville is due to the reconstruction of the L building, which will undergo serious renovations on its two levels.

The lower level will house 2 multipurpose rooms, Puente, a new state of the art conference room, 6 classrooms, Trio Aspire, MESA, New Horizon, and EOPS.

The building’s upper level will contain the English Center, Math Center, Assessment/Multipurpose room center, an advisement and follow up center, and a tutorial and academic center.

The new Modville will be put up during the 2008 Intersession and will be available for the Spring Semester.

It will be in service during the renovations of the “L” building, which will last for an estimated time of 10 years.

The new modville will consist of 11 classrooms with two restrooms. “All classrooms will be considered Smart classrooms as they will all have internet access, LCD/DVD Video capabilities, Podiums with Air condition systems” says director of Business Services Carol Dexheimer.

This construction is made possible by passing the SDCCD Propositions S (2002) for $685 million and Proposition N (2006) for $870 million at a total of $1.5 billion. These bonds are one of the biggest in the nation.

Modville will be an open area accessed from all sides of campus. It will have easy access with steps and ramps that will be up to code in standards with the building code of ethics for all students.

To accommodate students in regards to parking spaces where the new Modville will be, approximately 700 spaces are in the works to be open in the new career tech center, which is scheduled to be open in 2009.

“Better utilization of property by building upwards on our own school property, and all these new constructions and renovations are for the benefit and better accommodations of our students” says Dexheimer.