FLCC eyes $45M upgrade in master plan

Created: 04/06/2014 11:47 AM WHEC.com
By: John Addyman/Messenger Post

After 10 months of meetings, a new 10-year, $45 million master plan for Finger Lakes Community College facilities is being put together for presentation to the Ontario Supervisors’ FLCC Project Committee on April 23.

Senior campus planner Rob Southerland of Saratoga Associates of Saratoga Springs and senior architect Rich Bald of T.Y. Lin International of Rochester presented their findings to the college’s Board of Trustees last week in a meeting held at the Victor campus.

“You have some major building needs,” said Bald, noting that some structures on the main campus date back 40 years and many of the newer ones are still 20 years old. He foresaw spending $7.6 million from 2014 to 2018 and $10.6 million from 2019 to 2023, or $1.8 million to $2 million per year “to keep buildings up-to-date.” He listed things like cleaning cement surfaces regularly as one of those upkeep items.

“For a building built in the early ’70s, these maintenance items — HVAC, the roof, plumbing — need to be taken care of to protect our investment in the building,” said College President Barbara Risser.

Southerland said the 10-month study had addressed changes since the last master plan was completed, and had “defined and validated needs.” The purpose of the new plan is to “maximize the use of existing resources, increase departmental space and functionality and remove temporary substandard facilities,” among other things.

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