State board authorizes bond sale for Campbell reconstruction

The state Public Works Board voted unanimously to authorize the sale of $65.2 million in bonds to fund the replacement of Campbell Hall.

The vote was passed at a meeting of the board Thursday morning, along with bond measures to fund a seismic retrofitting of UCLA’s South Tower and construction on a new science and engineering building at UC Merced.

According to Theresa Gunn, a representative with the state Department of Finance, the bonds will go to sale later this month.

Demolition and construction on Campbell Hall, which is rated a seismically poor building, is set to begin in the spring of next year and conclude in fall 2014, according to Communications Director for Facilities Services Christine Shaff.