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    Sunrise

    6:32AM

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    Zuhr

    1:11PM

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    Asr

    4:50PM

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    Maghrib

    7:47PM

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    Isha

    8:59PM

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    Fajr

    5:18AM

  • S
    Sunrise

    6:32AM

  • Z
    Zuhr

    1:11PM

  • A
    Asr

    5:50PM

  • M
    Maghrib

    7:47PM

  • I
    Isha

    8:59PM

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MCA Campus Project

MCA 3.0: MCA CAMPUS EXPANSION PROJECT UPDATE

Welcome to the exciting progress update on MCA 3.0 – a visionary endeavor aimed at creating a transformative educational environment spanning 34,000 square feet. With meticulous attention to detail, this expansion is poised to enhance the educational journey of our students, provide essential resources for future generations, and cultivate a dynamic center for both recreation and community involvement.

The architectural blueprint for MCA 3.0 embodies a holistic approach, expanding the middle and high school areas with carefully crafted classrooms, faculty offices, and a state-of-the-art science laboratory. In addition, this project boasts a versatile multi-sports arena, a dedicated women’s gymnasium, comfortable lounges for both genders, a fully-equipped medical clinic, multipurpose rooms, conference facilities, and inviting communal spaces – all seamlessly integrated into the design.

Every aspect of MCA 3.0 has been thoughtfully considered to complement the existing campus architecture while introducing distinctive new elements. The construction phase will involve extensive seismic retrofitting, structural enhancements, and the installation of a raised roof for the sports arena. Inside, expect reimagined layouts, cutting-edge systems, fixtures, and finishes, alongside improvements to the surrounding landscape.

Our progress to date includes the commencement of construction activities, initiation of asbestos abatement permitting, and the launch of the “Green Halo” initiative, which prioritizes responsible recycling of construction waste. Additionally, preliminary tasks such as light demolition and removal have been successfully executed.

Key Accomplishments of the 3.0 Project:

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for MCA 3.0
  • Initiation of asbestos abatement permitting process
  • Implementation of the “Green Halo” protocol for responsible recycling
  • Completion of preliminary light demolition and removal tasks

Extended Team:
Core Team: Mohammad Islam. Naeem Raza, Sajid Sulaiman
MCA and GIS: Muhammad Chaudhary, Abdul Hakim, Junaid Sheikh, Kahkashan Nilam, Heba Masri, Taqwa Surapati

ArchVersa: Adil Qazi

CitiBuilders: Imene B., Gordon L., Khaled L.

 

This project provides the following additional services

  •  GIS High School and Labs
  • Full size Basketball court/multipurpose space
  • Banquet Hall
  • Women’s Lounge
  • Sisters Gym
  • Youth Game Rooms
  • Study Rooms
  • Clinics

As we embark on this project, we have declared the following values as our guiding principles to ensure success of this project:

  • Community Inclusion
  • Effective and transparent communication
  • Efficient and effective use of the funds
  • Aggressive execution
  • Quality of outcomes
  • Accountability
  • Transparency

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “Allah, the Exalted, says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you. ‘” – (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Question & Answers

Why didn't MCA 2.0 plans materialize as hoped?

As a collective community, we wanted and expected much faster progress with regard to renovation and promised usage
of MCA 2.0. The derail of our anticipated plan was a direct result of a neighboring business complaint that Granada’s expansioninto MCA 2.0 lied within 1000 ft of their manufacturing building; necessitating them to upgrade their entire facility. This was contrary to the city commissioned environmental report. This challenge posed a significant setback in our plans but our reconfiguration allowed us to utilize 60% of the building’s space (Khalil center, women’s gym, boy scouts, quran classes, events and parking)in its current condition. Although our initial plans did not fully materialize, the building is now appraised for $7.7M, bringing a value increase of $ 1.2M.

Can MCA better utilize resources and improve efficiencies?

Without question, MCA can benefit at large from higher community involvement in decision making; both in space and fund utilization strategies, which can be highly influenced through the course of our elections. However, it is incredibly important to separate the usage from the actual foot print expansion. While members can disagree on how we use the space, the hope is we should all agree it is in the best interest of our community to expand. Missing an opportunity to acquire a next door building in an escalating real estate market is the equivalent of missing a lifetime opportunity.