Measure W | Community Civic Campus

The City of South San Francisco is excited to embark on the next phase of the Measure-W Community Civic Campus effort. We have selected a site (at the corner of El Camino Real and Chestnut Avenue) and have chosen our architect for this project. We are in the early stages of the process, beginning with a Conceptual Design Phase that is already underway.

We will be building a new state-of-the-art police station and fire station as well as a community center which will house the city’s library and recreational programs.  These are essential community services that are needed by our growing and changing community. 

Throughout the Measure W public outreach process, the community expressed support to maintain South San Francisco services, including maintaining neighborhood police patrols/911 response, programs for seniors/disabled residents, crime/gang suppression programs, repairing potholes/streets, maintaining youth/teen education/recreational programs, providing police operations center that meets earthquake safety codes, and other city services.   The community support was expressed through voter approved passage of a ½ cent sales tax for 30 years, with authority to incur debt to accelerate projects, annual audits, citizen’s oversight, no funds to Sacramento and all funds to the City of South San Francisco.  The District tax went in to effect April 1, 2016.  Resolution No. 90-2015 can be downloaded and viewed here. 

These community improvements can be met through a comprehensive facilities upgrade and building program, the Community Civic Campus Project. 

Public Outreach and Community Input

Focused and multifaceted community outreach and input about the Community Civic Campus Program has been ongoing and will continue. Building from the input received during the 2016 State of the City and Measure-W, the City together with the architect have identified a series of focus group, committees, and council study sessions to present and solicit input that will serve to inform design efforts. Continued updates in the form of newsletters and other media will be posted to this site. For upcoming or events that have been completed click here

Program Description

The Community Civic Campus Program includes the design and construction of a new Library and Recreation Facility to be located on the land immediately adjacent to El Camino Real and Antoinette Lane. A new Police Station to be built on the location of the existing Pet Club at Chestnut Avenue and Antoinette Lane. The Fire Station 63 will be built at the southeast corner of Arroyo Drive and Camaritas Avenue, on the west side of the City's Municipal Services Building (MSB).  

Total estimated costs are $173 million, based upon Council selected site. 

Construction cost key elements include:

  • Library and Parks & Recreation Facility 
  • Fire Station 63  
  • Police Station
  • Clearing & Preparing the areas of proposed structures 
  • Structured parking below ground or above
  • Program Management, Design and Contingency 

Process (Key Milestones)

The following are key milestone dates moving forward. All dates are subject to change. 

December, 2017

  • Architectural team selection by City Council

January, 2018

  • Architectural team award of contract by City Council

February through June, 2018 

  • Program Validation/City Standards
  • Conceptual Design(s), including Master Site Plan and Access / Circulation Plan
  • Community Outreach 

July through November, 2018

  • Schematic Design
  • Community Outreach

December, 2018 through March, 2019

  • Design Development

April through October, 2019

  • Construction Documentation Phase
  • Bid Documents 

November, 2019 through 2021/2022

  • Bid Process
  • Contractor Selection
  • Construction

**All dates are approximate and subject to change**