Butler County Community College
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BC3 Announces Expansion of BC3 @
The College will expand its Hermitage, Mercer County location
10.06.2009 – Butler County Community College announces plans to expand its BC3 @ LindenPointe
location in Hermitage, Mercer County, in the LindenPointe Innovative Business Campus.
The College’s Board of Trustees approved the expansion project at the August 19 Board Meeting. The
City of Hermitage Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners approved the building plans in late
Currently, the College occupies the bottom floor of an 8,000 square foot building in the LindenPointe
Business Campus and serves 300 students. BC3 began serving students in Mercer County in 1997 in
Mercer High School and at the Mercer County Career and Technical School. BC3 @ LindenPointe opened
in 2005-06 in a 4,000 square foot space with three classrooms and increased to 724 seats. This year, 2009-
2010, there are 922 seats and plans to grow to 1,000 once the addition is built.
BC3 will own and occupy the existing two-story, 8,000 square foot building and add on an additional
11,100 square feet of space to create more of a campus for students. The new space will offer five more
classrooms, two computer labs, one science lab and a student lounge. Additional land will be acquired for
300 parking spaces across the street.
The BC3 Education Foundation will acquire the existing 8,000 square foot building owned by the
Subscribers Encouraging Economic Development, Inc., (SEED) group this year. Construction of the
11,100 square foot addition will commence on or before March 1, 2010. The new facility will be ready for
classes January 15, 2011.
The College will continue to hold classes in the spring semester during construction of the new addition.
Once construction is complete, classes will move into the new addition and renovation of the existing
space will begin.
BC3 has worked closely with Hermitage City Manager, Gary Hinkson, and Assistant City Manager, Gary