Commercial construction firm Manning Squires Hennig has been selected as the general trades and interior construction contractor for the Monroe Community College Downtown Campus. The $19 million initiative includes the construction of 309,000 square feet of space at the new campus.
The campus will be spread across seven floors in four former Kodak buildings on State Street. The Batavia-based firm will be responsible for the demolition of one of the buildings on floors one through seven, and will manage masonry restoration and new masonry and concrete work throughout, as well as structural steel and installation of glass storefronts.
All of the services and academic programs currently located at the Damon City campus —from law and criminal justice to human services and education — will relocate to the new campus. MCC’s nationally recognized Division of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services will be housed on the seventh floor.
“It is very exciting to be part of MCC’s transformation and relocation. We are honored to work on this project with Monroe County and Monroe Community College,” said Dave Mattucci, senior project manager of Manning Squires Hennig.
The new college campus will incorporate flexible spaces that support student learning, maximize natural light, establish a street presence and welcome the community in order to strengthen the college’s connection to Rochester.
The project will be completed by fall classes of 2017.