Emerging Projects

Project Name 

Description 

DT – Broadband for San Francisco 

Every resident and business in San Francisco should have access to fast and affordable broadband connectivity to be able to participate and thrive in the 21st century. Currently 12% of San Francisco residents—over 100,000 people—do not have internet service at home, including 14% of San Francisco’s public school students. The price of internet access is cited as the main reason residents do not have access at home. In addition, 50,000 residents have slow dial-up speeds. Private providers may not have sufficient incentives to make the necessary investment to ensure next-generation standard 1 GB speed service in all San Francisco neighborhoods. A new fiber-to-the-home/business (FTTP) network could address these issues. This project will prioritize providing service to traditionally underserved households. 

 

DT estimates the cost of building such a network at $700 million dollars and is currently exploring funding and delivery options. 

GSA – 101 Grove Retrofit 

Once Department of Public Health staff exit the offices at 101 Grove Street, the City will have to decide how to activate the building. The monumental Beaux Arts 101 Grove is contributory to the Civic Center Historic District and not eligible for replacement. The City will evaluate whether a sale, public-private partnership, or City-driven retrofit project will make for the best use of the space and funds required. No preliminary costing for any of these scenarios has been developed. 

 

There is a $50 million project slated for FY2025 of the Certificates of Participation program that could be applied towards this project, depending on future City priorities. 

PW – Operation Yard 

Reconfiguration of the Public Works Operation Yard would optimize utilization of this space. It would create greater operational efficiency, provide a new home for the department’s Materials Testing Lab, and make currently occupied land available to a partner agency or private tenant. The Materials Testing Lab is being asked to vacate its current location by the PUC in order to make room for the Southeast Treatment Plant project. Relocating the Materials Testing Lab to the Yard is part of this project’s scope. PW has completed a topographic survey of the site and developed preliminary master plan concepts to optimize the future site at 2323 Cesar Chavez. The preliminary cost estimate to reconfigure the Yard is $214 million. 

 

There is a $50 million project slated for FY2025 of the Certificates of Participation program that could be applied towards this project, depending on future City priorities.