The Metro Centre at Owings Mills saw its first tenant, the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, open its doors Thursday morning. The Community College of Baltimore County hopes to follow soon.
“We are hoping to be here for our second summer session, which starts in July,” said Marc Ershler, interim director of CCBC Owings Mills.
The 27 classrooms will offer students the opportunity to earn a complete degree at the Owings Mills extension center, something the current facility on Painters Mill Road doesn’t offer.
The extension center, which will be housed in the County Campus building with the new library, will have 12 computer labs and a science lab. The current location has four computer labs and no science lab.
The community college will operate a café on the building’s first floor, occupy the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the building and share some space on the third floor with the library.
“Just to have a modern building offers a lot of opportunity,” Ershler said.