Long Beach Community College District Facilities Master Plan

Long Beach Community College District: Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Community College District hired MIAA to provide expedited facility master planning and recommendations for bond project implementation for their $180 million bond. We quickly evaluated the District capacity load ratios; developed student and space type projections, and made preliminary recommendations of justifiable spaces. We developed budget worksheets to project anticipated project costs, including fees, contingencies, specialty work, escalation and other related costs. Our team developed a bond budget summary to help the District see projected costs for the projects listed in the bond, as well as all bond related costs. MIAA also assisted the owner in prioritizing bond projects into phases, with projected maximum bond issue amounts for each phase.

A key strategy was to implement new IPPs for projects that, although not previously considered by the District, were justifiable and, if state funded, would significantly lower the bond burden. Other work included comprehensive Construction Phasing Plans, a Five Year Construction Plan, new building and parking lot re-identification, and Graphic Analyses of major program moves. Bond implementation team members received a compilation of the above work in order to facilitate updates during the 15-year bond term.