Construction for the Sarafian Building, otherwise known as the U Building is underway. The Natural Science and Health division has been displaced for 9 years, when the U building was considered unsafe and classes were relocated to the Science Village. “In 2012 the college received notice that the building was structurally unsound and at risk of collapse during an earthquake. It was red-tagged and had been [uninhabitable] ever since,” Alex Boekelheide, the special assistant to the superintendent/president said. The building construction will be financed by …
The progress to get work done on the Armen Sarafian Hall (also known as the U building) has been dealt a number of blows in recent weeks. The full support of the project from the government has been derailed, and the school is hoping that the state will change its mind before the May Revise when the governor’s proposed budget from January gets an update before it is signed into law by the end of June.
PCC is to significantly benefit from the passage of two statewide propositions from the Nov. 8 General Election ballot, propositions 51 and 55, by being able to rebuild the U Building and to retain teachers.
If Proposition 51 on the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election ballot fails, the U Building — the condemned, eerily silent 80,000-square-foot science building adjacent to the Bonnie parking areas and the Science Village — may be doomed. Voters can do something about this.