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Cindy Chapman                                                                                     1000 Hensley Creek Road

Executive Assistant I                                                                                Ukiah, California 95482

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April 7, 2011







Ukiah. . . . .The Mendocino-Lake Community College District Board of Trustees, at its April meeting, approved the final plans for the Mendocino College Lake Center project. 
The new college site will be located on 31 acres on Parallel Drive in Lakeport, approximately one mile south of the current college center.  Phase one plans call for buildings totaling approximately 15,000 sq. ft. which will include a central administrative building that will house admissions, counseling, learning resources, meeting and gathering spaces, and a classroom configured to allow for community activities.  Two other buildings included are the general classroom complex, which includes five classrooms and a computer lab, and another classroom building that includes teaching laboratories for science, music and art. All spaces are focused around a central student plaza area which takes advantage of the natural features of the site with views of the oak grove, adjacent hills and Mt. Konocti.  Easy accessibility to the new site is from both the Lakeport Boulevard off-ramp to the north and the intersection at Highway 175 to the south. The Board of Trustees praised the City of Lakeport for their cooperation and support for this project. 

The project is expected to go to bid sometime during the summer of 2011, with completion scheduled for December 2012.  The first classes will begin in the spring of 2013. The project was made possible by the passage of Measure W, a local bond measure which was passed in 2006 by the voters in Lake and Mendocino counties. Mendocino College Superintendent/President Kathryn Lehner stated that, “The completion of this project will help Lake County students during these tough financial times by providing additional enrollment options and degree completion closer to home.”  President Lehner also noted that the new facilities will reduce the college’s rental expenses and utility costs through a more efficient energy system.   For more information about the Lake Center project, please contact Mike Adams, Director of Facilities Planning, at or (707) 468-3072.


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