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FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« on: April 28, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway



This two-story addition is designed to tie into the existing structure and become the focal point for the College’s main entrance. The addition will feature classroom space and is designed in a modern theme that will complement the existing structures.

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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 09:17:51 AM »
Thank goodness.

Although I think it's an ugly design, it's still a vast improvement over the current bunker they have now.

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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 09:27:59 AM »
Seriously, how about the two dirt piles on either side of this - it seriously looks loke something our troops would get behind to avoid evemy fire.

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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 09:33:19 AM »
Sorry to be the cynical voice, but it's sad when a City of 1,300,000 get's all excited over a community college installing a new front door and hails it as "DEVELOPMENT"... Oh the humanity!

By the way, where the hell is the campus Skyway station Mr. Mayor and Mr. Blaylock?


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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 09:45:52 AM »
Ock, it is sad when something that should be considered the norm has become to be unique locally.  By the way, isn't the existing station close enough to be considered a "campus" skyway station? 

Its literally across the street.  That's closer than the bus stop at Regency is to the front door of the mall.  It seems like the disconnect comes from a college campus that turns its back to the surrounding environment.  The college could solve this by future expansion on the surface lot along State & Laura with a pedestrian walkway or street that connects the skyway station with Klutho Park.
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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 10:21:56 AM »
Yes Lake, the Rosa Parks is across the street and under "normal" situations could be considered the campus station. Our folly of turning State and Union into unmarked freeways makes the entire area a no-mans land.
Toss in homeless missions and young 17-25 year old girls and boys and you have a formula for disaster. Not unlike the close stations at Riverplace and San Marco, I would strongly suggest a link over the streets and perhaps to the back side of the campus with skywalks into the school on one side and Kuthlo area on the other. Complete with a bus loop for the Northside schedules to tie into.


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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008, 10:37:16 AM »
From personal experience, crossing the streets are pretty easy and no more difficult then crossing wide major streets in citys like DC, Chicago and NYC.  I think the major problem probably revolves around the area's image.  There's no visual reason to even want to be on foot there and the guys sleeping on the streets and vacant lots between State & Union don't help.  However, a pedestrian walkway over State probably wouldn't hurt in the long run.  But how many people actually use the skyway to get to FCCJ?
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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008, 11:04:54 AM »
Probably not many because there aren't many college students that can afford to live downtown.

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Re: FCCJ Downtown Campus Expansion Underway
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008, 11:57:53 AM »
Well Lake that brings us back to square one, how many people use the Skyway?

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