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**
November 2017 Architectural team selection by City Council
January 2018 Architectural team award of contract by City Council
February through August 2018 Program Validation/City Standards, Conceptual Designs, including Master Site Plan and Access/Circulation Plan Community Outreach
August through December 2018 Schematic Design, Community Outreach
January through April 2019 Design Development
April through October 2019 Construction Documentation Phase
November 2019 through 2022 Bid Process, Contractor Selection, Construction
**All dates are approximate and subject to change**


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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