This summer, the final push has begun to complete the capital improvements to Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus College Center, just east of Beaverton.
The work began July 17, with construction crews demolishing significant sections of concrete at the building's north end, work that is likely to continue for three to four months.
The demolition is mostly taking place early in the day to help minimize the noise impact for PCC's neighbors.
The final phase of work at the Community Center is funded by the voter-approved 2008 bond measure. The college has announced a new bond campaign for this fall (See story, Page A1).
Work at the Community Center includes building new spaces for four of Sylvania's resource centers: Multicultural, Women's, Queer and Veterans. In addition, a student lounge and offices for student government — Associated Students of Portland Community College — will be created.
A temporary partition will be in place through March 2018 in the upper mall on the north side of the information desk. Meanwhile, the north entrance to the CC Building will be closed, as well as the bathrooms at the bottom of the stairs.
Access to the elevator on the north end of the CC will remain available. The east entries — near the Welcome Pole and the Answer Center — will be the primary paths for people to get from the CC to the HT Building or the elevator on the north side of the building.
Signage has been posted around the building to help direct people around the construction zone, and a floor plan map detailing the construction area is available on PCC's website, www.pcc.edu.
Bond-funded improvements in the CC are scheduled to be completed in May 2018.