Both sides are making their case in the controversy over where MCC's new downtown campus should be located. With a county legislature vote next Tuesday on funding for buying space near Kodak on State Street, the owners of the Sibley Buildng are not giving up.
Gilbert Wynn, of the company Wynn Development which owns Sibley, says the proposal he has made for keeping MCC at Sibley is more cost effective for taxpayers.. and even if the county vote doesn't go his way, he says the process won't be over:
'"But there's still a lot of hurdles that have to be gone through, even after next week's vote, for instance at the state level and the SUNY level." Wynn and other officials gave tours of Sibley on Thursday.
MCC President Anne Kress maintains that the move to Kodak would still be more cost effective for taxpayers..and she says that location offers a lot more room.
"We also think that 'room to grow ' is beneficial not just for new programs and workforce development and other areas, but also to put in for future growth for the downtown campus."
Kress also says many MCC students would also prefer to be located on State Street.