"City Center ushers in a new era in providing the resources and infrastructure for interdisciplinary programs," said WCCCD Chancellor Dr. Curtis Ivery. "We have always worked to provide pathways to better lives for our students and the construction of this site allows us to add tremendous value to the region in addition to training students who both want and need to excel in their careers. City Center will also provide a home for the college's Wildcat Basketball team along with other athletic activities and entertainment events."
The two-story center will serve students,
Tooles Contracting Group is acting as construction manager on the project. In early January, approximately 75 tradespeople were working at the site, which most recently had been a parking lot.
"It's a typical tight site, next to the busy main campus, and logistics are a challenge," said Tooles Project Manager Darrell Bond. "We're used to
The building will have a two-story atrium. The first floor will have the basketball court with spectator seating for 2,500, locker rooms, classrooms
Academically, the center will provide certificate and associate degree programs for fields such as fitness training, sports management, sports medicine, kinesiology, physical therapy
WCCCD is the largest urban community college in Michigan. The college offers a multi-campus district with six campus locations that serve more than 70,000 credit and non-credit students annually across 36 cities and townships.
"We're going to be right on Fort Street, and it's going to be an asset, a nice-looking building," Bond said. The facility is expected to open in 2020.
A NEW HEALTH AND WELLNESS “City Center” is being erected along Fort Street west of downtown Detroit by Tooles Contracting, their subcontractors and building trades union workers. The $25 million Wayne County Community College District building will offer a basketball court, workout and academic space for students as well as the general public.
ROLLING A PANE of glass into the Wayne County Community College District’s City Center project