Muskegon Community College
MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Community College leaders are considering the possibility of a downtown satellite campus.
Trustees voted Wednesday to enter into an agreement with the Muskegon Masons. The deal would have the community college buying the Masonic Temple on Clay Avenue for $1.
In return for the low purchase price, the college would pay the temple's existing tax liabilities, which total about $20,000.
The deal has several contingencies, including the passing of a $24 million millage proposal that trustees are asking Muskegon County voters to approve on November 5.
"It is a well constructed building and it is going to be easy to reconfigure the interior to meet our needs. The price is right," said MCC board chairman, Donald Crandall. "They were still interested in maintaining a meeting space so we offered a small meeting room on the third floor. We offered to allow them access to that for five years."
Renovations at the Masonic Temple would cost the school less than building a satellite campus in downtown from the ground up.