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Construction and Parking

harned center construction siteThe geothermal well-digging phase of the construction was started during summer quarter to minimize impact on TCC students, staff and faculty.

However, impacts to campus -- including temporary closure of parking and rerouting of pedestrian traffic -- will continue for the duration of the project. Your patience is appreciated!

Want to watch the construction unfold?

  • The International Student Services lounge on the second floor of the Student Center offers a bird’s-eye view of construction in the quad.
  • The exterior stairwell at the back of the Transue Center for Science and Engineering offers great views of the geothermal well field in Parking Lots C and D.
  • Inside the Transue Center, the windows by the exterior stairwell offer wheelchair-accessible viewing.

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Image by Clint Steele

Parking Impact

The project significantly impacts parking at the college’s busy south end of campus. Construction started with the building’s geothermal heating/cooling system. As the location of more than 100 geothermal wells, Parking Lot C is actually part of the construction site. In addition to the wells in Parking Lot C, a large storm water vault will be installed in Parking Lot D, and connections will be made to the city water and other services on Mildred Street.

Parking is no longer available in large sections of lots C and D, and the Mildred Street entrance to lots C and D is closed. Digging the geothermal wells is expected to take about four months, but the parking lot construction areas will be closed for the duration of the building construction. See diagram for a visual on how the project will impact parking. 

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