Measure O - Civic Center Improvements
(Updated: March 15, 2021)
- Campbell Civic Center, Campbell, CA 95008
- 70 North First Street, Campbell, CA 95008
- 77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Since 2013, City staff, consultants, and a Project Core Team have identified desired facilities and program scenarios in the Civic Center Complex and conducted building structural assessments. The program and space needs for the Police Department and Campbell Library were identified as the highest priorities for the City through the Civic Center Master Plan efforts. A $50,000,000 general obligation bond measure (Measure O) was placed on the November 6, 2018 general elections ballot to fund a new police emergency operations center and improve the library. Measure O was approved by the voters by 69.5%.
On May 19, 2020, the City Council approved the award of design contracts to LPA, Inc. for the New Police Operations Building and to Jayson Architecture for the Campbell Library Improvements. The feasibility studies and design process started in June. The concept designs for Police and Library buildings are anticipated by fall 2020.
Please contact Public Works Engineering at (408)866-2150 or Publicworks@campbellca.gov with any questions
Measure O – Civic Center Improvements:
- Police Department and Campbell Library programs and space needs were identified as high priorities for the City. The project(s) to address these needs is(are) referred to as the Civic Center Improvements.
- On July 17, 2018, the City Council authorized a $50M general obligation bond measure (Measure O) to be placed on the November 6, 2018 general elections ballot to fund the Civic Center Improvements (Council Resolutions No. 12344 & No. 12345, City Ordinance No. 2235).
- Primary goals of the Measure O program are to build a new police operations building with 9-1-1 dispatch and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that would withstand natural disasters, and a safe, energy-efficient library that would meet earthquake and fire building codes.
- Campbell voters approved the Measure O by 69.5%.
The general scope of the Measure O - Civic Center Improvements were identified as priorities through the following Civic Center Master Plan efforts:
- Reviewing the existing Civic Center East Master Plan, Library Needs Study, Heritage Orchard Study and Campbell Historical Museum Strategic Plan;
- Performing a community needs assessment that includes an evaluation of both current and projected needs for Library and City Hall space;
- Developing a vision for the Civic Center complex;
- Adopting guiding principles for the development;
- Performing an analysis of relocating the existing Historical Museum or constructing an annex within or adjacent to a new library building that could provide additional exhibit space and display space for agriculture artifacts;
- Assessing the parking implications of larger buildings and evaluating the feasibility of providing additional parking – including a parking structure – for the Civic Center complex;
- Addressing needs for replacing the City’s EOC as part of a new library or other component of the Civic Center complex;
- Holding at least one Community Meeting and make presentations and solicit input from Library and Museum stakeholders, including the Civic Improvement Commission and Historic Preservation Board;
- Providing two or more Civic Center complex conceptual layouts with accompanying development strategies;
- Formulating a recommendation with an associated development (phasing) plan and an associated financing plan which would identify the costs of each development phase; and
- Identifying revenue options for funding the construction associated with this Master Plan.
Measure O - Civic Center Improvements:
- A lead project manager position for the Civic Center Improvements was approved for the FY 2019-2020 Operating Budget and on-boarded on August 14, 2019.
- City Council received a project update at the November 19, 2019 Council Meeting.
- The City Council received a project update on the Measure O - Civic Center Improvements at the November 19, 2019 Council Meeting. The Council voted on keeping the library program at the current Campbell Library location at 77 Harrison Avenue. The City Council also approved the formation of an ad hoc RFP Subcommittee to assist the City staff refine the Request for Proposal (RFP) for police and library building design services.
- With inputs from the RFP Subcommittee, separate RFP’s were prepared for the New Police Operations Building and Campbell Library Improvements. Council approved the issuance of the RFP’s at the February 4, 2020 meeting.
- RFP’s were issued on February 6, 2020.
- On May 19, 2020, the City Council awarded the design contracts to LPA, Inc. for the New Police Operations Buliding and Jayson Architecture for the Campbell Library Improvements. Design work to start in June 2020.
- The City is in the process of hiring an environmental consultant for the Measure O projects to assist with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process and determination.
- Hire Design Consultants - May 2020
- Confirm Program and Space Needs - Fall 2020
- Hire an Environmental Consultant for the CEQA Process - Winter 2020
- Complete Concept Designs and Obtain Necessary Approvals - Early 2021
- Complete Schematic and Design Development Documents - Summer 2021
- Complete Construction Documents - Late 2021
- Bid and Award Construction Projects - Spring 2022
- Construction Start - Summer 2022
Council Report - Contract Award to Jayson Architecture Agenda Report - May 19, 2020
Council Report - Contract Award to LPA, Inc. Agenda Report - May 19, 2020
Council Report - Measure O Design RFP’s Agenda Report - February 4, 2020
Council Report - Measure O Update - November 19, 2019
Council Report - January 15, 2019
Council Report - July 17, 2018
Approved Resolution 12345 - July 17, 2018
Council Report – June 19, 2018
Council Report – June 5, 2018
Council Report – May 1, 2018
Council Report – April 17, 2018
Council Report – November 21, 2017
Study Session – October 17, 2017
Study Session – September 5, 2017
Info Memo – August 18, 2017
City Hall Immediate Occupancy Seismic Evaluation - August 2017
Library Immediate Occupancy Seismic Evaluation - August 2017
Council Report – July 19, 2016
Study Session – June 7, 2016
Study Session – March 12, 2016
Civic Center Master Plan Update – December 23, 2015
Tier 1 Seismic Evaluation City Hall - November 12, 2015
Tier 1 Seismic Evaluation Library - May 13, 2015
Study Session – March 25, 2015
Video of City Council Study Session – March 25, 2015
Study Session – February 3, 2015
Study Session – May 6, 2014
Council Report – January 21, 2014
Council Report – December 3, 2013
Council Report – September 17, 2013