SC4 considering options to expand student housing

It’s year two of student housing at St. Clair County Community College and officials from SC4 say their downtown residence hall is at capacity. Chief Operating officer Kirk Kramer, speaking to WPHM at Thursday’s SC4 Board of Trustees Meeting, says it has been a success thus far. “It’s full, there’s a wait list… we have people from 14 different counties in Michigan in housing,” said Kramer. Additional student housing is one of the ideas for property that was recently acquired by the college north of Glenwood Avenue, including parcels along 10th Avenue and Poplar Streets. “We have several ideas on what we can accomplish with those properties, ” said Kramer. “Do we need more housing? That’s one idea.” Also at Thursday night’s meeting, board members approved a capital outlay grant request for the Applied Technology Building on campus. The grant would be submitted to the state and, if approved, used to rehab the building and expand the courses offered in the skilled trades. A similar grant was used for the college’s new health sciences building which opened this semester.