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Master Plan Update

Master Plan

Facilities Master Plan

Since 2009, Elgin Community College has implemented its Facilities Master Plan, expanding and renovating the college campus to improve learning and support student success. The college funded the plan through the $178 million referendum passed in April 2009. The plan has resulted in the following improvements to the campus:

  • Expansion from 837,690 to 1,108,073 square feet of space
  • Renovation of two former light-industrial properties into the 71,000-square-foot Building K featuring:
    • 26 new classrooms
    • five new computer labs
  • Construction of Building A featuring:
    • state-of-the-art healthcare training facilities that simulate a working hospital
  • Construction of Renner Academic Library and Learning Resources which replaces an outdated library that was a third of its current size
  • Renovation of Buildings B, D, and portions of G and M featuring:
    • renovated classrooms
    • labs and offices
    • revamped lounge
    • cafeteria
  • Updating signage and wayfinding throughout Spartan Drive & campus

In 2014, construction will begin on a Public Safety and Sustainability Center in Burlington, the final major project of the current Facilities Master Plan. View project details┬╗

Awards and Recognition

Already the college has been recognized for the sustainability and design of projects from the Facilities Master Plan.

  • Building K has received the Preservation/Adaptive Reuse Award from the American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois Chapter, 2011 Design Awards.
  • Dewberry Architects will be receiving a Merit Award for the ECC Library through the Association of Licensed Architects.
  • Spartan Drive was awarded APWA Project of the Year for the Fox Valley Branch in 2009 and the APWA Chicago Metro
  • Chapter Project of the Year Award for its category.
  • Building A has been submitted for the LEED Silver* designation. Building C has received the LEED Silver designation.

*Currently awaiting confirmation.

Budget and Accountability

The college has worked diligently and carefully to spend the referendum dollars according to plan, completing capital projects on time and within the allotted budget, if and when possible. No referendum dollars were used for operating expenses. All bonds for the projects have been sold. Below is a graph showing the original April 2009 budget and the final project costs.

Capital Projects
Project Status Original Budget Final Budget
Building A
Health & Life Sciences Building
Complete $55.0 million  
Building B
SRC Renovation
Complete $24.0 million  
Building C
Renner Academic Library & Learning Resources
Complete $26.0 million  
Buildings D & G
MSC & ATC Renovations
Complete $7.0 million  
Building I
HBT Renovation
Complete $5.0 million  
Building K
Multipurpose Classroom Building
Complete $18.6 million  
Public Safety Training Center Ongoing $15.0 million  
Campus Safety and Security and Traffic Infrastructure Complete $13.6 million  
Long-term Infrastructure Replacement and Deferred Maintenance Complete $12.0 million  
Purchase Option: Land Acquisition Complete $4.0 million  
Bond Costs/Contingencies (3%) n/a $4.8 million  
TOTAL   $178.0 million  
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