St. Louis Community College is modernizing facilities and programming to meet the
job training and retraining demands of Missouri.
From Prop R to STLCC Transformed
Thanks to the citizens of the St. Louis region who voted to approve Proposition R
in 2021, we’re moving forward with STLCC Transformed. Collectively, this initiative
aims to bring the College into a more modern standing by providing facilities and
programming for the growth and competitiveness of our region.
We understand that voters are interested in how we will move forward with the use
of the funds supplied by the passing of Prop R. And so, as part of the College's commitment
to transparency and responsible spending, this web page aims to share details on the
progress of STLCC Transformed.
STLCC-Meramec contractors are wrapping up demolition of the Business Administration building. They'll
move on to Communications South and the bridge between the two communications buildings
once the majority of BA is removed. Demolition on the library will begin once the
demo on BA is finished.
STLCC-Wildwood contractors recently completed the installation of storm pipes and ground conduits.
Excavation and rebar installation are starting on the north side of the site as contractors
wrap up the south side. Subcontractors continue to drill for elevator shafts and install
waterproofing and insulation on the building's southwest wall.
At Florissant Valley's new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences, contractors have started installing
the steel framework. At the Advanced Manufacturing Center, stairwell and elevator
towers are in progress ahead of steel going up. Tunnel utility tie-in work is ongoing
for both buildings.
STLCC-Forest Park secured Russell Co. as the contractor for the Transportation Center in September
and then held the final STLCC Transformed groundbreaking on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Architectural firm Arcturis conducted an extensive review of STLCC’s four campuses
and developed a master facility plan for the College.
View the Master Facility Plan
Questions & Comments
These are very exciting times at the College for our students and employees, as well
as for the entire St. Louis region as we move forward with significant changes on
our campuses. We understand you may have questions as we work to complete the STLCC
Transformed projects. For the fastest response, please send all inquiries related
to STLCC Transformed to email@example.com
For more information on the College's latest projects and proposals, please contact
STLCC's engineering and design team.
STLCC Facilities FAQs
Most of the buildings at the three main campuses (Meramec, Forest Park and Florissant
Valley) were built in the 1960s, 60 years ago. Since then, careers, training and technology
have changed dramatically, and the learning spaces needed to prepare today’s students
are also very different.
The 60-year-old buildings have antiquated building systems and infrastructure, as
well as disjointed, small rooms that lack the infrastructure to support the needs
of the current educational programming and priorities. There is also an insufficient
amount of laboratory and multipurpose flexible spaces but an overstock of large, underutilized,
low-demand inflexible spaces such as gymnasiums, pools, and cafeterias.
Each year, the College spends approximately $4.3 million on repairs and maintenance
of its buildings. More than $150 million in maintenance, repairs and updates have
been identified through formal facility studies.
STLCC opened the Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at Forest Park in 2019. The
Center features the latest technology and hands-on clinical learning spaces to help
address the St. Louis region's growing healthcare workforce needs. More than 900 students
per year prepare for careers in nursing and health science professions in this building.
This $40 million facility was built through a combination of private donations and
a small bond issue that was paid for through the general operating fund and the sale
of the College’s downtown corporate office building. This type of funding is not available
to meet the more than $350 million in facility needs and additional program updates
necessary to meet the needs of students and local employers.