The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Capital Review today gave a favorable review to Northern Arizona University’s Health and Learning Center.

The review means NAU can move forward on a new facility that will replace the university’s 20-year-old fitness center and become an integrated service center, providing physical health, mental health, recreational services, athletic locker rooms, a café, social gathering space and classrooms.

“I want to thank the legislative supporters of Northern Arizona University’s most recent capital project,” said NAU President John Haeger. “We continue to be on track to break ground on this important facility very soon.”