Campus construction met with frustration

Mark Rivera

City College has been under construction for the last two years and it will continue until 2014, according to campus project manager Tom Fine.

Most construction taking place is being funded by Proposition S and N that were passed in 2002 and 2006, which has given the San Diego Community College District more than $1 billion in voter-approved bonds.

The Learning Resource Center, L and V buildings, and the new parking structure on campus are all a result that funding.

“This summer and fall begins what will be a monumental effort to construct four new buildings and several infrastructure projects,” Fine said.

The Central Plant project started earlier this summer. The Business Technology project and the Arts & Humanities Project have started.

The Math & Social Sciences project is ready to start in the middle of Oct.

The Science Building will begin later this fall or early in 2011.

However, most the construction being done on campus has been met with frustration from City College students and faculty, especially those that have classes in the C and L buildings.

Student Gaydela Lamkin said she has a piano class located in the C building and has found the jack hammering outside to be a distraction.

“It’s kind of hard to hear the teacher with all the construction going on.it’s just very, very loud,” Lamkin said.

While Music Professor Wendy Green has found that her teaching style has gone through certain adjustments because of the construction noise, she also finds it difficult to navigate through the campus lately.

“It’s like the school is a fortress,” Green said. “Just getting up to the music building (seems like) we have to go through a labyrinth.”

Both Lamkin and Green were unaware of the construction that was set to take place this semester.