New Malcolm X College Campus Making the Grade

The view from our West Loop Bureau

The view from our West Loop Bureau

On the city’s west side, Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is getting a whole new syllabus. Not just new classes, but new classrooms. And then some.

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The previous location of Malcom X College

Directly across Jackson Street from its current location at 226 West Jackson, a new facility is being erected. Construction began in 2014, and is expected to be completed for student use in January 2016, just in time for the spring semester. The $251 million project also includes a parking garage, which has already been opened.

Last week, the Chicago Blackhawks announced the team would build a new training facility on the school’s current site. Crain’s Chicago Business has the scoop.

For all those prospective students in the Math Department, let’s get you started with your first Introductory Statistics course, as provided by the CCC website:

  • Size: 544, 000 square feet
  • Capacity: 20,000 students (a 43% increase over current capacity)
  • Features: A “virtual hospital” for health care education, general and adult education classrooms, student services and athletics facilities, a conference facility, and an auditorium
  • Jobs created: 950, including 120 jobs for community residents

The main contractors:

  • Architect of Record: Moody Nolan
  • Construction Manager: Jacobs Project Management Company
  • General Contractor: CMO (A joint venture consisting of Clark Construction Group-Chicago, McKissack & McKissack Midwest and Old Veteran Construction
  • Designer: Cannon Design


Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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