Public Presentations Planned for Upcoming JJC Projects

Joliet Junior College will host two community presentations in September to share information and collect input from residents for upcoming construction projects on its Main and Romeoville Campuses.

The first presentation, scheduled for Sept. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m., will focus on the multipurpose facility project, which was included in the college’s 2008 master plan but not implemented. This building, planned for construction on the south side of the college’s Main Campus on Houbolt Road, is envisioned to include athletics, physical education, and classrooms. The presentation will be held in the Health Professions Center (U-Building) on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The second presentation, scheduled for Sept. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m., will focus on the expansion of the JJC Romeoville Campus which was built in 1993. In the last 10 years, enrollment at Romeoville has grown 45 percent with current enrollment topping out at 4,000 students. The updated college master plan calls for additional space for academic programs and student development services to respond to this growth. The presentation will be held at the Romeoville Campus, 1125 W 135th St., Romeoville.

Both the multipurpose building and the Romeoville Campus expansion are outlined as priority projects in the college’s 2013 Master Plan Update, which was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees in April 2013. The update reconsiders 2008 master plan projects not yet implemented, examines new projects, and recommends priorities that respond to various challenges facing the college in the future.

The college’s funding strategy includes a $45 million bond issue and a $4 capital assessment fee increase, which was approved by trustees in August 2013.

For more information, contact Kelly Rohder at (815) 280-2915 or krohder@jjc.edu.

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