COMMUNITY FORUMS - College and Public Feedback

On Wednesday September 12, 2018 a Community Forum is being held for the King City Education Center Expansion.  The forum will begin at 6:00 pm in the King City Education Center in Room 109.  Highlights will be posted shortly after it's conclusion Wednesday night.


King City Education Center Expansion Project

Feb. 14, 2018 - The open forum began with Dr. Lewallen thanking those of the community in attendance for their support so that such a meeting could be held and provided a short history of Measure T.  When the Measure was passed there was a clear directive from the Board of Trustees that reaching the communities that are served by the district was a high priority.  The expansion at King City is focused on a couple of things.  King City Education Center is a great facility and has served the community and district well, but has limitations.  One is that the District has not been able to deliver traditional science instruction and it is recognized that there is a huge need for that.  Second learning support facilities have not been properly accommodated.  Through creative thinking and facilities doing double duty have found a way to include them now, but the current facilities was not built for these types of programs.  Lastly, the District is aware how the communities of the south county are in need of a place for events, a community room that will be shared with the Center and community.  Also secondary effects always need to be identified and discussed.  The expansion will take over the current parking.  New areas of parking are being investigated and will be pursued.  Initially what was thought to be a public lot for use is not.    

No design of the building exterior or interior has been made at this point.  The depiction presented is a concept, it identifies what is needed in the structure, but not how it looks.  Like the other projects getting under way a "Design Committee" comprised of community members, faculty, staff and students are meeting with the project Architects to develop the design.  King City will be underway with its first meeting the first week of March.  The connection in the concept drawing was well received and suggestion even went further to define as having an atrium where the outside can be experienced inside.  

Dr. Lewallen also identified that monies of the bond can not only be used for the building and its infrastructure.  The budget has included furniture, fixtures, and equipment.  There will not be a requst to raise further funds for items to furnish the building.  Overall completion is anticipated to be approximately 3 years.  Construction will be about 13 months, but still have to design, and then go through the Department of State Architect (DSA).  The District does not go through normal channels of local jurisdictional building departments, but through the DSA.  Once approval received from them, then it will go to the Board of Trustees and once approval received from them the project will be bid on and a contractor chosen.  This project will be going on simultaneously as the Soledad, Nursing Building, Bldg. D and E Renovation on Main Campus and North County Education Center.  Student Juan Ramirez Chavez attending the forum noted how the affect of having  a science lab with scheduled at the Center will be for the students of the south county.  No longer will they have to get up at 3 am to catch a bus for an 8:00 am class on Main Campus!

Link N - King City Expansion Site Plan

Link O - King City Expansion Conceptual Drawing

Survey Link for Feedback - 


On October 20, 2017 an Open Forum was conducted to give the public and college community information on upcoming projects.  Below is a summary of the information given at that forum.  After the summary is a link and the opportunity for the reader to provide the District with feedback on these projects.

Link A– Measure T Projects for Series A of the Bond Recap (PowerPoint slide)

Center for Nursing and Health Science Building/Parking Secondary Effects

  •  Main Campus - Corner of W. Alisal and Homestead
  •  Increases instructional and learning support  sf from 8,000 to 24,000
  •  Currently in conception phase – i.e. location and what is impacted
  • Design phase will include formation of committees from the campus community to work with the architect to primarily design the interior of the building.
  • RFP for architectural services for this and other projects are issued and due back first week of Nov.
  • Parking Lot 3 will be impacted and will lose approximately 34 employee parking stalls. (Link to Parking Lots 3 and 4 diagram)
  • A study of the Parking Structure use and availability was conducted during the week of August 28 (Link to Parking Structure Survey). Use was assessed at 9am, 1pm, and 6pm Monday – Thursday and the study determined that the Parking Structure was never more than at 50% capacity. A walk from the Parking Structure to Buildings D and E takes approximately 3 minutes.
  • Currently no parking stalls in the Parking Structure are designated as employee parking. It is proposed that 50 parking stalls on the first floor of the Parking Structure be designated as employee parking to replace those lost from Parking Lot 3.

Link B – Nursing and Health Sciences Site Plans Conceptual Drawings Campus Placement

Link C – Nursing and Health Sciences One Story – Two Story Conceptual Drawings

Hartnell Welcome and Safety/Security Kiosk

1.   Kiosk to serve as the security office & information center. It will serve as a very visible security hub will serve as an information center for students and visitors.

  • The proposed location is near the parking garage main driveway. It will be nestled between Merrill Hall and the Student Center with views toward the main entry corridors from Central and Homestead.
  •  Approximately  216 sf
  •  Room for 2-3 security guards or assistants
  •  Security camera viewing screen and security technology center
  •  Room for a small meeting area
  •  Within a fenced area there will be an area for a golf cart charging and parking station

   Link D Conceptual Drawing 1 – Site Plans Potential Location

2.   Exterior Elevation options:  Each option is inspired by the existing buildings & materials on the campus.

  • Lighter color metal panels with a red roof and a dark anodized window system
  • Use of siding to develop a screen for the golf cart parking/charging station and HVAC unit
  • A place for signage shown on the roof as to provide visibility from a distance
  • Windows on three sides as for visual observation of the campus
  •  A security walk-up window with a small counter

Link E Conceptual Drawing – Option A Elevation Drawing (Red Roof/Dark Frame Windows)

Link F Conceptual Drawing – Option B Elevation Drawing (Gray Roof/Light Frame Windows)

Link G Conceptual Drawing - Option C Elevation Drawing (Round Roof)

Landscape and Accessibility Improvements (will be included with renovation of Buildings D & E)

  •  High image and traffic area – largest, open space  on interior of the campus
  •  Create an inviting and functional space for students
  •  Starting at Buildings D & E – terrace the space up to the STEM Center Building. 
  • Create smaller spaces for groups use.
  • Every level 2’ up, walls also serve as wind breaks.
  • Create an architectural element  (concept shows something similar to the swirl of HC logo)
  • Topography level at top is same as current level surrounding open space.
  • Includes exterior elevator that meets current safety and accessibility standards.

Link H Conceptual Drawing 1 – Landscape Architect’s Drawing Open Space Aerial View

Link I Conceptual Drawing 2 – Architect’s Drawing Open Space Plaza Area Lower level

Link J Conceptual Drawing 3 – Architect’s Drawing Aerial View Plaza and External Elevator

Link K Conceptual Drawing 4 – Architect’s Drawing Plaza Looking West to STEM Bldg.

Starbucks Licensed Store on Hartnell Main Campus

  • Full service Starbucks store with all drink and food options
  • Starbucks wants Hartnell to be a showcase and model for other California community colleges
  • Will create employment opportunities for students
  • Will supplement existing food service options
  • Starbucks has College Achievement Plan (scholarships) currently for employees attending four-year institutions. Opportunity to develop College Achievement Plan for community college students
  • Will improve part of the space in the Student Center

Link K – Starbucks and Hartnell College (logos slide)

Link L – Starbucks Conceptual Drawings Store Location and Store Depiction

Link M – Starbucks Opportunities

Please click on the link below to open the survey and provide feedback on the information provided above.  We welcome and request your thoughts and feedback.

Survey Link for Main Campus Open Forum (Oct. 20, 2017)  IS CLOSED.