Community Civic Campus

On November 3, 2015, South San Francisco residents approved a half-cent sales tax for 30 years, with all funds going to the City of South San Francisco. The voters gave the City authority to incur debt to accelerate projects, knowing annual audits will be conducted and a Citizens’ Oversight Committee was created. Maintaining local control of these funds ensures that the City of South San Francisco will be able to maintain and enhance locally controlled City services, including neighborhood police patrols, 911 response times, crime and gang suppression programs, street maintenance and pothole repair, and other essential services. The project is needed to replace the Municipal Services Building, which is home to the Police and Parks and Recreation Departments. The existing building is seismically unfit and is not suitable to house such essential services. The District tax went into effect April 1, 2016.

Ballot Question & Impartial Analysis

Resolution No. 90-2015

City Accomplishments Since Passage of Measure W

Since the passage of Measure W, a vision for the proposed new South San Francisco Community Civic Campus has taken shape thanks to several community meetings and a 2016 Mayor Town Hall

The City also hired a program manager, Kitchell CEM, completed the site purchase, and environmental certification. 

On November 20, 2017, City Council approved hiring the SmithGroup to serve as the architect for the project proposed to include new facilities for Library, Parks & Recreation, Police, and Fire. 

Obtaining Community Input

A focused and multi-faceted community outreach process started in 2016 with the 2016 State of the City and Measure-W Town Hall. In 2018, the City, together with the SmithGroup team, expanded outreach efforts and conducted a series of focus groups, committee presentations, and City Council study sessions to present and solicit input that has helped inform design efforts. So far, the City has conducted (23) outreach meetings. To review key themes generated from outreach meetings, click here. 

On August 22, 2018, City Council approved the site master plan for the Community Civic Campus.

Project Timeline - Updates*

Library/Parks & Recreation and Fire Station (design only)**
February through November, 2018 Program Validation/City Standards, Conceptual Designs, including Master Site Plan, Access/Circulation Plan, and Community Outreach
November, 2018 through June, 2019 Schematic Design Phase / Community Outreach
June through November, 2019 Design Development Phase / Community Outreach
November, 2019 through June, 2020 Construction Document Phase & Building Permitting
June, 2020 through January, 2023 Bid Process, Contract Award, Construction 
Police Station*
February through November, 2018 Program Validation/City Standards, Conceptual Designs, including Master Site Plan, Access/Circulation Plan, and Community Outreach
November 2018 through February, 2019 Schematic Design Phase
February through May, 2019 Design Development Phase 
June through November, 2019 Construction Document Phase & Building Permitting
October, 2019 through June, 2021 Bid Process, Contract Award, Construction 

*All dates are approximate and subject to change.
** Fire Station will be designed through Design Development phase only.

FAQs

Anticipated construction schedule is as follows:

  • Construction for the Library and Parks & Recreation facility is expected to begin in Q1 of 2020.
  • Construction for the Police Station is also expected to begin in Q1 of 2020.
  • Construction for the Fire Station is part of future phase that will be built when the Municipal Services Building (MSB) site is sold to a developer/interested party. Timing of this is not yet determined.

** The dates noted above are approximate and are subject to change as the design progresses **

There are a number of ways to stay informed: 

  • This website will provide updates.
  • Quarterly newsletter. 

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