Measure O - Civic Center Improvements

(Updated: October 11, 2019)


  • Campbell Civic Center, Campbell, CA 95008
  • 70 North First Street, Campbell, CA 95008
  • 77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
  • 400 Grant Street, Campbell, CA 95008


The Civic Center Master Plan was identified as a City Council priority in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2014. Since then, City staff, consultants, and a Project Core Team have identified desired facility and program scenarios and conducted building seismic and structural assessments.  The program and space needs for the Police Department and Campbell Library were identified as highest priorities for the City.  A $50,000,000 general obligation bond measure (Measure O) to fund a new police emergency operations center and improvements to the library was placed on the November 6, 2018 general elections ballot.  Measure O was approved by the voters by 69.5%.


The City Council will receive an update on the Measure O - Civic Center Improvements at the October 15, 2019 Council Meeting.

Please contact the Project Manager, WooJae Kim, at with any questions. 

  1. Background
  2. Progress
  3. Schedule
  4. Other Info

Measure O – Civic Center Improvements Update:

  • Police Department and Campbell Library programs and space needs were identified as priorities for the City.  The project(s) to address those needs is referred to as the Civic Center Improvements.
  • On July 17, 2018, the City Council authorized a $50M general obligation bond measure (Measure O) to fund the Civic Center Improvements to be placed on the November 6, 2018 general elections ballot (Council Resolutions No. 12344 & No. 12345, City Ordinance No. 2235).
  • Primary goals of the Measure O program are a new police operations building and 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center that would remain fully operational during a disaster and a safe, energy-efficient library that meets earthquake and fire codes.
  • Campbell voters approved Measure O by 69.5%.
  • 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 to receive a project update at the October 15, 2019 Council Meeting.  

The scope of the Civic Center Master Plan effort included the following components: 

  • 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.