The Downtown Center, which opened in 2009, is the home for PCC operations such as Human Resources, Finance, and the Office of Equity & Inclusion, among others. PCC purchased the building from the Oregon University System to move these programs off campuses and free up space for badly needed classrooms and labs. The site was selected due to its proximity to light rail aiding in the college’s mission to be sustainable. The remodeled structure, formerly known as the Willamette Building, in downtown Portland is meeting the highest standards for sustainability and energy efficiency.
The center is located in the Willamette Building, on the corner of SW 2nd and Yamhill. It was home to the old U of O Ducks Store, purchased in May 2009 and was renovated as part of the college’s 2008 bond measure.
Downtown Center news
- Survey Launched for Strategic Planning Effort
- January 23, 2020
- The college has opened an online survey as part of its strategic planning process, and invited key internal and external stakeholders to participate
- Building Partnerships
- January 6, 2020
- PCC's bond construction is taking a collaborative approach that is paying dividends
- Planning to Plan
- November 15, 2019
- PCC embarked on the strategic planning process this fall, to create a tangible path forward that ensures the college delivers on its commitment to opportunity and equitable student success for the students and communities it serve
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