Transit Center, Additional Parking and New Thomas Road Entry
In spring 2008, Estrella Mountain, in partnership with the City of Avondale, completed a bus transit center, bringing approximately five more bus lines to the campus. The project also included building a safe walkway from the transit center to nearby classroom buildings, adding more than 330 parking spaces to the southwest side of campus, and a second entry/exit to Thomas Road. Although completed, the partnership will continue with the college taking responsibility for maintaining the site, and the City of Avondale continuing to provide bus service through an agreement with the City of Phoenix.
Joint Fire/Public Safety Facility
In partnership with the City of Avondale, the college constructed a joint-use public safety facility. This unique partnership includes a 19,000-square-foot facility with a fire station, police substation, and EMCC classrooms and public safety offices. The building was completed in fall 2010.