In November 2002 the college’s bond measure, Measure I, was approved by the voters to fund $145 million for facility improvements. The first series of bonds for $40 million were sold in 2003, and the Board of Trustees approved the funding plan in 2004. The second and third series of bonds for the remaining $105 million were issued in January 2008. The current projected costs to implement the necessary improvements on the Monterey Peninsula College campus is estimated to be $203.5 million. Additional funds to support the entire building and renovation program will be sought from state and federal sources and from MPC Foundation fundraising efforts.
The campus Physical Master Plan was developed in 2004-05 to provide a framework to implement campus improvements and guide current and future development over the next 20 years. The plan provides long-range guidance for the building and renovation program by determining sites for several new buildings, emphasizing academic program clusters, providing for additional parking, and improving transportation access and pedestrian pathways on campus. Improvements may include a new entry off Fremont Street, two additional pedestrian bridges and a more direct north-south pedestrian route from the College Center to the Library and Technology Center. The plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 28, 2005. Follow the links below to download a copy in pdf format. A printed copy of the plan is also available on reserve at the Library and Technology Center on campus.
In fall 2005, a similar master planning effort was conducted for the college’s education center sites in Seaside and Marina on the former Fort Ord. The MPC – Fort Ord Education Center Physical Master Plan was developed to address the immediate and long term needs of the college at these sites. The plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees on March 21, 2006. A link to the plan in pdf format is listed below.
Master Plan Documents
MPC Physical Master Plan:
MPC Ford Ord Education Center Physical Master Plan