Posted: July 12, 2012
by Kathryn Marchocki, Union Leader
Manchester city planners heard Manchester Community College's plans to build a 4,000 square feet (50-foot by 80-foot) addition to its existing welding laboratory.
The expansion would allow the college to serve about 100 more students a year, MCC president Susan D. Huard said.
"It would increase our ability to serve our students. Welding has become a very popular subject," she added.
This is the third expansion undertaken by the community college in the last few years.
Huard [also] acknowledged traffic safety has become an issue at the college's Front Street entrance. She noted a pedestrian was hit there last semester and there have been a number of collisions. Huard said the college recently did a traffic study and hopes to implement some of its recommendations once it gets funding.