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Heartland Community College

Construction Updates

Facilities Master Plan

In 2020, the District 540 Board of Trustees approved a Facilities Master Plan for Heartland Community College.

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) requires a Facilities Master Plan to be on file to provide a vision and foundation for the continuity of the institution’s physical environment and ensure that the College has safe, inviting, and welcoming facilities that foster community growth and student success.

Led by Executive Director of Facilities and Public Safety and HCC faculty, the Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee (FMSPC) worked with Legat Architects to formulate a plan to guide the College for decades to come.

Key to the plan was identifying the projected needs of the community. Over nine months the FMSPC gathered input from the entire campus community and combined that with data gathered from a District environmental scan conducted by Northern Illinois University. The resulting plan presents a number of options to guide the District 540 Board of Trustees and HCC leadership in developing the physical footprint of Heartland Community College.

See the Facilities Master Plan (PDF).

Landscape Master Plan

The Master Landscape Plan for the Main Campus of Heartland Community College in Normal was completed in September of 2022.

To gain an understanding of existing and anticipated future improvements, the planning team
reviewed available documents and plans including the 2020 Facilities Master Plan. That plan includes a site design section with well-considered recommendations.

The Heartland Landscape Steering Committee was involved throughout the process, providing information and ideas, reviewing plans during their development, and reaching recommendations documented in the plan. 

See the Master Landscape Plan (PDF).