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2009-04-24

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East Los Angeles College Opens $25 Million Parking Structure

East Los Angeles College's six-level parking structure includes a state-of-the-art digital counter that displays the number of available spaces.The new facility nearly doubles the number of spaces at the college

Representatives from East Los Angeles College were joined by students, faculty, staff and local elected officials for a formal dedication of the college's newly completed $25 million Parking Structure 3.  The structure provides more than 1,800 parking spaces to students and is the latest addition to ELAC's multimillion dollar modernization program.

"Our new parking structure singlehandedly doubles our parking capabilities," said college President Ernest Moreno. "This facility, along with our other construction projects currently underway, will modernize our campus to be the 21st century institution of higher learning that our students and community deserve."

The new 553,725-square-foot, six-level parking structure includes a state-of-the-art digital parking space counter, which displays parking availability. This reduces time spent searching for a parking space, decreasing fuel consumption.   One level of the structure is reserved for faculty and staff.

Parking Structure 3 is part of ELAC’s ongoing construction and modernization plan funded by the District's $5.7 billion Sustainable Building Program.  Improvements at ELAC and across the Los Angeles Community College District's other eight colleges will continue over the next several years.  

About East Los Angeles College
East Los Angeles College has an international, multicultural student body and serves 14 communities in its primary service area. The college offers academic transfer courses that prepare students for admission to four-year colleges and universities as well as occupational programs. The college's main campus is in the suburban community of Monterey Park, California, 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

About the Los Angeles Community College District
With more than $5.7 billion in bond funding to renovate, modernize and improve all nine colleges within the LACCD, it is currently one of the largest public sector green building efforts in the United States.  For more information on this and other sustainable projects being built or for a list of awards the District has received, visit www.LACCDBuildsGreen.org.