by Meret Patrenos
There have been some changes to Glendale Community College since returning from winter break, construction of a new building being one of those changes. A section next to the Physical Science building has been fenced for the construction of the new building, which will be called the T3 building.
The building is expected to be a building to hold more classes or better yet be able to add new classes to the catalog. So far both students and teachers saying that it is a good and a bad addition talk about the building under construction. The most common issue is the scarce parking that many of students have voiced opinions about.
Not only are the students complaining about the parking but the teachers are concerned as well because the construction has caused the school to lose a lot of the staff parking. Since the beginning of the construction, both teachers and students have lost out on parking they need to make it to class.
Teachers usually get a ticket for parking in the student parking but an email was distributed to all teachers and staff members stating that until the end of the construction they will not be ticketed for parking in the student parking.
One solution is to get to school on time before the mass of cars. If students are able to get to school about 45 minutes before your class they might be able to find a parking spot and make it to class on time.
Another solution is getting a ride from someone else or public transportation. Public transportation does cost money but students will not have to deal with the frustration of having to find a parking spot.
With the construction going how it is now, the finished product should be done by January 2016. An email sent by the security staff stated “This will remain in effect until the construction period is complete, which is scheduled to be in January 2016.”
Students and teachers will be very grateful when the building is finished and the everyone gets more classrooms for new lectures, but most importantly, the students and teachers will be able to get there parking back.