Under Construction at Atlantic Cape

Construction Alert

Parking at the Mays Landing and Cape May County campuses is limited. Students, staff and visitors may have to walk from an overflow parking lot and should allow extra time and wear appropriate footwear.

  • Mays Landing Campus: All parking lots are open. Handicapped accessible parking spots in the small parking lot in front of D-building have been relocated to Parking Lot 2. Pedestrian traffic has been re-routed while construction on the STEM building is under way. Access to the Quad from Parking Lot 2 (D-Lot) is through D-building or the pathway between D-building and M-building.
  • Atlantic City Campus: The number of parking spots has been reduced due to construction. Overflow parking is available at St. James AME Church, 101 N. New York Ave., and along the street.

Download a pdf map of the Mays Landing Campus.

Several major projects are in the works at Atlantic Cape Community College and its campuses in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House. Some construction work will impact access to the campuses and various buildings and parking lots. Information will be updated as projects progress.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Building

STEM Rendering

Mays Landing Campus
Estimated Project Timeline: Fall 2014

This construction marks the first new college building at the Mays Landing Campus in more than two decades. The 32,475-square-foot, two-story facility will feature science labs, computer labs, office space and a partially vegetated roof with walkways. The building will also be home to the Air Traffic Control and Aviation Studies degree programs and the Technology Studies Institute.

Following input from students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders through focus group sessions, and guidance from the Atlantic Cape STEM Core Team, architects prepared a design that incorporates a palette of materials and colors that complement the colors, textures and scale of current campus buildings, while maintaining the natural quality of the campus landscape. Exterior building materials will feature brick cavity wall construction on the first floor, insulated metal panel walls on the second floor and penthouse, and glass window walls in the two-story atrium/lobby.

It is a $16 million project designed by Stantec and will receive LEED Silver certification for its “green” design.

The building will be located on the south side of the main campus quadrangle between the library, D-building, and the Central Plant, F-building.

Solar Photovoltaic Project

Mays Landing & Cape May County Campuses
Estimated Project Timeline: Completed Fall 2013

A 2.2 megawatt solar photovoltaic project is under way at campuses in Mays Landing and Cape May Court House. Site preparations began in May and installation will be completed this fall..

Marina Energy LLC, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, will design and construct the project, which will generate up to 48 percent of Atlantic Cape’s total annual electric consumption, at a set rate, independent of market rates. By entering into the agreement, Atlantic Cape will realize savings of $93,000 the first year and up to $1.6 million over the 15-year life of the contract. The electricity generated per year will be equivalent to the amount needed to power approximately 220 homes.

The photovoltaic system includes the installation of carports in four parking lots on the Mays Landing and Cape May County campuses. About 80 percent of the carport arrays will be at the Mays Landing Campus.

As of October 2013, the solar structures in Parking Lots 2 & 5 on the Mays Landing Campus are complete. Work is nearly complete iin Parking Lot 1 and the Cape May County Campus parking lot. A "flip-the-switch" event to celebrate the completion of the project is planned for 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Cape May County Campus..

Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies

WACC Rendering

Worthington Atlantic City Campus
Estimated Project Timeline: Fall 2012-Summer 2014

Because the job growth in the Atlantic City hospitality industry is outpacing the growth of the local skilled workforce, especially in the vocation of culinary arts, Atlantic Cape intends to build new continuing education technical training facilities to fulfill these needs as an addition to the existing Atlantic City Campus. Customized training services for the Atlantic City regional hospitality industry, especially related to ESL, supervisory skills, will also be provided.

This new 20,000-square-foot addition will train workers for the hospitality and culinary arts industries within the region. It will include two teaching kitchens, classrooms, offices and a greenhouse.

This $10 million project is jointly funded by Atlantic County and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority through a donation by Caesars Entertainment. CRDA awarded the college a $5 million grant to construct the center and Atlantic County matched that sum as part of its pledge to support capital improvements at Atlantic Cape.

Additional Information

Mark P. Streckenbein, director of facilities, planning & construction, is the principal contact for all issues concerning construction projects. Any and all concerns, questions, problems and complaints should be brought to his attention. Mark can be reached at (609) 343-5124, strecken@atlantic.edu, or his office in the facilities management office, L-building. Mark can also be reached through Gracellen Thorstensen, (609) 343-5671.