Demolition crew makes way for new construction

Ernesto Lopez

The apartment complex on 15th and C Street under demolition during the week of March 22 will be the new home for a 5-story General Purpose Classroom building for San Diego City College.

Expected to be completed by 2012, the building will house military education, behavioral sciences, mathematics, Chicano and Black Studies, history and both political science and anthropology labs.

A 400-space, 5-story parking structure will also be built adjacent to the new building.

According to Construction Manager for City College, Tom Fine, the construction plans are yet to be approved by Department of State Architecture; construction is scheduled to start Fall 2010.

The $81 million budget for the project comes from Proposition S.