MCC Blue River East Building Celebrates Groundbreaking
On December 2nd, Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and administration gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new MCC-Blue River East building just east of the main Blue River campus on 78 Highway in Independence, Missouri. The facility will be the new home of MCC’s commercial driver’s license, utility lineman and forklift/warehousing programs, preparing students to enter these industries that are still hiring given the pandemic. The 25,500-square-foot building will also be home to the Great Plains OSHA Education Center.
BNIM is providing architectural services for the new building that is aiming to be completed within the next year. Kansas City’s McCownGordan Construction is the contractor for this project.
"With facilities like the new Blue River East building, we are creating the best possible opportunities for our students to learn, but we are also serving the community, building Kansas City’s workforce and making a positive impact on the local economy." - MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty