Quad-Cities Campus construction update

artist rendering of remodeled QC Bldg 3 exterior
Artist rendering of remodeled Building 3 at the Quad-Cities Campus

The Board of Trustees’ approved facility master plan has provided the College direction over the last several years as we continue to ensure our facilities meet the needs of our students and communities we serve. This plan addressed needed upgrades to facilities across our many locations as well as the construction of new facilities.

As the fall term comes to a close, we are moving to the next phase of the plan – the renovation of Building 3, creation of the softball/baseball complex at the southwest corner of campus and construction of a facilities and storage building near The Villas. These projects will create some disruption on the west end of the QC Campus through Spring 2024. Below you will find an overview of the projects. Access to the QC Campus through Building 3 and parking in Lot 3 will not be available for the duration of the projects.

While it is very exciting that we continue to make significant investments in our facilities, they do come with some disruption. We ask for your patience during this time but we remain confident these projects will enhance the student experience and be something we can all be proud of.

Key moves and relocations to know:

  • The Police Department has moved from Building 3 to STB 110 (this occurred Thursday, Dec. 8) for the duration of construction and moving back to Building 3 in Summer 2024.
  • The Athletic Department (Arnie Chavera, Tara Carey, Josh Keim, Tarah Rayos and all coaches) is moving Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 to Building 1 to the TLC’s computer lab for the duration of construction and moving back to Building 3 in Summer 2024.
  • The Hawk’s Cupboard food pantry is moving to the second floor of Building 4 effective Spring 2023 for the duration of construction and moving back to the same location in Building 3 next to the Police Department in Summer 2024.
  • Lot 3 (the parking lot west of Building 3) will be closed for parking and used by construction.

Ball fields

  • While weather dependent, baseball is scheduled to be played on the new field by the end of March 2023.
  • Softball construction should occur March 1 through July 31 with games played on the new field by the beginning of August 2023.
  • Toilet facilities and press boxes should be available for use by August 2023.

QC Facilities and storage building (north of 34th Avenue just west of The Villas)

  • This is a storage building only and will have the name “Facilities” and “Building 5” assigned to it.
  • Anticipated completion Spring 2023.
  • Once complete, it will house Facilities’ equipment and excess furniture and equipment. Cargo bins below Building 4 will go away after Building 3 construction is complete.

QC Building 3

  • Fencing (construction and mobilization) begins Monday, Dec. 19.
  • Foundation waterproofing work starts Tuesday, Jan. 3. Anticipated completion is early March 2023.
  • The Police Department has moved from Building 3 to STB 110 (this occurred Thursday, Dec. 8) for the duration of construction and moving back to Building 3 in Summer 2024.
  • The Athletic Department (Arnie Chavera, Tara Carey, Josh Keim, Tarah Rayos and all coaches) is moving Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 to Building 1 to the TLC’s computer lab for the duration of construction and moving back to Building 3 in Summer 2024.
  • Gym access for athletics will be maintained for the entire construction project except May 15-Aug. 1, 2023 with “tunnel” access similar to what we did on the east side of Building 1 on the QC Campus. Building 3 access points will move around as necessary.
  • Access to the Health Sciences Center will remain open at all times.
  • Building 3 will be out of commission for College for Kids the summers of 2023 and 2024.
  • Anticipated completion: July 1, 2024.