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PCC Rock Creek expands its options
Photos and Story by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
April 18, 2013
Written by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
There’s not a quiet moment at Building 7 of the Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus.
Not even during finals week.
The bustling 256-acre campus is growing and expanding to better meet the needs of rising enrollment. Rock Creek is in the midst of a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation funded by a $374 million bond measure passed by voters in 2008.
Of that amount, $45 million will be spent on construction and renovation at Rock Creek, the sprawling campus just off Northwest 185th Avenue on Springville Road.
An addition to Building 7 progresses at a rapid pace. Earlier this month the final steel beam was “topped out” with requisite pomp and circumstance. The building won’t be finished until spring of 2014, but college officials already have big plans for the new space.
PCC’s 2008 voter-approved $374 million bond program is increasing opportunities for residents to access quality, affordable higher education close to where they live and work. Additional classrooms, updated equipment and technology, and advanced workforce training programs are helping to pave the way for future employment options. For more information, visit www.pcc.edu/about/bond/about.