Enhancement Projects

Project Name Description
DEM – 1011 Turk Street/DEM Headquarters Expansion

DEM prepares the City’s administration for everyday and occasional emergencies. DEM’s dispatchers answer all 911 calls made in San Francisco, and its planners prepare for disaster and manage local government’s response and recovery in coordination with state and federal agencies. Preliminary planning is underway for a proposed addition to DEM headquarters directly west of its current location at 1011 Turk Street. This facility houses several critical operations, including the 911 Help Desk. The current space is inadequate for the City’s monitoring systems and current staffing levels, and a modified parking solution is required.


The budget for the needed two-floor below-grade parking structure and 12,000 square feet of office space is $29 million. This project is recommended for funding through the 2020 ESER G.O. Bond, and the City will also explore the potential of modifying the 911 User Fee as a funding source for this project.

FIR – Ambulance Deployment Center Relocation

SFFD responds to more than 100,000 emergency medical service calls a year, or about 270 each day, nearly 75% of the total ambulance response in San Francisco. The current SFFD ambulance depot can no longer support the department’s needs from an operational or logistical perspective. A new, seismically safe ambulance and paramedic deployment facility will be constructed that will ensure the ambulance-dispatch facility remains operational during and after a major earthquake and enable quicker turnaround times for more efficient emergency response.

 

The budget for this project is $44 million, funded by the 2016 Public Health & Safety G.O. Bond.

FIR & PUC – Emergency Firefighting Water System (EFWS)

The Emergency Firefighting Water System (EFWS) is the City’s high-pressure emergency fire protection system. The system includes two pump stations, two storage tanks, one reservoir, and approximately 135 miles of pipes and 150 functional cisterns. Additionally, the system includes 52 suction connections along the northeastern waterfront, which allow fire engines to pump water from San Francisco Bay, and two fireboats that supply seawater by pumping into any of the five manifolds connected to pipes.

 

Funding for continued improvements to the EFWS comes from the ESER G.O. Bond program; $102.4 million and $54.1 million were appropriated for the project in the 2010 and 2014 ESER Bonds, respectively, and all of the bonds for this program have been issued. Future issuances are anticipated in the planned 2020 ESER Bond, pending voter approval.

FIR – Neighborhood Fire Stations

Driven by a comprehensive SFFD Capital Improvement Plan, the Neighborhood Fire Stations program addresses the most urgently needed repairs and improvements to critical firefighting facilities and infrastructure, driven by a comprehensive SFFD Capital Improvement Plan. Projects can be comprehensive, focused, or seismic in scope. Comprehensive renovations correct all deficiencies pertaining to emergency response and health and safety issues and include renovation, renewal, or replacement of major building systems to assure station functionality for at least 15 years. Focused scope projects correct deficiencies of selected building components and assure station functionality for up to ten years. Seismic improvements bring stations up to current building codes and include a comprehensive remodel.


This program is funded primarily through the ESER General Obligation Bond program; $67 million and $81 million were appropriated in the ESER 2010 and ESER 2014 bonds, respectively. All bonds from 2010 ESER have been issued. Of ESER 2014 funds, $24 million have been issued, $25 million is expected to be issued in FY2018, and $32 million is expected in FY2019. Future issuances are anticipated in the planned ESER 2020 and ESER 2026 Bonds, pending voter approval.

FIR – Treasure Island Fire House Replacement

The Treasure Island fire station is being torn down as part of the Island’s greater development plan. Once redevelopment proceeds, a new fire station is planned to be built to meet the needs of the island’s occupants and visitors.

 

The budget for this project is estimated at $20 million and will be entirely developer-funded.

JFIP – HOJ Administrative Space Relocation

The Adult Probation Department, the District Attorney’s Office, the SFPD Investigations Unit, and Sheriff’s Department staff are all currently based at the seismically unsafe Hall of Justice. An office space solution that co-locates these functions is the most efficient solution to the administrative needs for the public safety operations currently in the Hall of Justice. Related, for day-to-day operations, the SFPD Investigations Unit requires between 5,000 and 10,000 square feet of evidence storage space for active cases, and the City is pursuing a leased solution for that need.

 

Assuming a viable more expedient exit option cannot be found, the amount allocated for this project is $308 million, and it is planned to be funded through the Certificates of Participation program with first issuance in FY2021.

JFIP – HOJ Prisoner Exit Project

Originally envisioned as the first step in JFIP to extricate the most vulnerable population in the Hall of Justice, the prisoners, this project will address the immediate prisoner relocation needs, if any, for the City to meet its target HOJ closure date. This project’s timeline assumes that recommended strategies from the Work Group to Re-Envision the Jail Replacement recommendations will be given approximately three years (until the end of FY2020) to reduce the jail population enough to enable permanent closure of the HOJ jails.

 

Assuming a viable more expedient exit option cannot be found, the amount allocated for this project is $190 million, and it is planned to be funded through the Certificates of Participation program with first issuance in FY2021. Should the implementation of recommended strategies from the Work Group to Re-Envision the Jail Replacement yield a drop in the jail population sufficient to close the HOJ jails permanently, those funds will be reassigned to other capital priorities.

JUV – ADA Barrier Removal at Juvenile Probation Facilities

This already-underway project is being completed as part of the City and County of San Francisco's ADA Uniform Physical Access Strategy (UPhAS) Transition Plan to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act per 28 CFR Part 35 of Title II. Juvenile Probation facilities were identified for ADA Disabled Access barrier removal and originally assigned to the Juvenile Hall project in 1999-2000. The barrier removal work on the Administrative and Courts building was not completed. The facility has a non-accessible entrance, and other accessibility deficiencies. The required work is in addition to the department’s entry/wheelchair lift and elevator upgrades.

 

The total cost of this project is $2.7 million; $1.8 million from the General Fund has been appropriated previously, and $900,000 more is anticipated in FY2018.

JUV – Administrative Building Project

Built in 1950, the Administrative and Service Buildings for the Juvenile Probation Department house probation and administration functions, as well as kitchen services for the Juvenile Justice Center and heating and power for the entire campus at Woodside Avenue. In addition to seismic deficiencies, the facility has poor accessibility, antiquated plumbing and electrical systems, and a lack of proper programming space. The possibility of a project combined with planned Department of Public Health improvements to the vacant, adjacent Laguna Honda Hospital (LHH) has emerged, which could potentially get JUV staff out of their seismically vulnerable building six or more years earlier than originally scheduled. Public Works will work with JUV and DPH to understand the operational needs of both departments and establish project scope prior to debt issuance. This project replaces the JUV Admin Replacement project from the previous Plan, slated for $106.6 million in COP funding in FY2024.

 

The Plan proposes $65 million in Certificates of Participation issued as early as FY2018 to develop a replacement facility. This project amount and timing assume a project coordinated with the DPH relocation to LHH.

JUV – Juvenile Probation Department Master Plan

The Juvenile Probation Department has multiple aging facilities and related assets with significant capital needs, including the Log Cabin Ranch facility in San Mateo County. The department is undergoing a facilities assessment for its entire portfolio, which will include an in-depth analysis of current and projected space needs based on anticipated population and future programming. The assessment will include work to determine whether a project at LHH is feasible for the relocation of staff in the JUV Admin Building. It will also include recommendations on strategies for addressing these needs and potential funding opportunities.

 

This assessment has been funded previously through the General Fund, and no further funds are anticipated for its completion.

JUV – Security Cameras at the Juvenile Justice Center

The existing security camera system at the Juvenile Justice Center is out of compliance with State code, provides inadequate image quality, and does not allow for any video recording, audio, or analysis. This project has been phased; Phase 1 will install 175 strategically placed digital cameras to fortify surveillance throughout the facility and grounds, and Phase 2 would replace the current analog cameras and supporting network with digital upgrades. The new equipment and supporting infrastructure will enable higher resolution, Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, and the ability to record and store up to 13 months’ worth of video for potential legal issues and the protection of our residents.

 

The total project budget is $3.3 million. The budget for Phase 1 is $2.45 million. The budget for Phase 2, deferred at this time, is $850,000. This project has been funded with $1.5 million of General Fund in prior budgets, with an additional $700,000 planned in FY2018.

POL – District Police Stations

SFPD's facilities are not adequate to meet the department's 21st-century operational needs. In march 2013 a Facility Evaluation & Standards Study was completed for the department to identify needed improvements and repairs. The report noted that many of the stations exhibited a broad range of functional, safety, security, and technical inadequacies, including space shortfalls. The named stations with immediate needs included Central, Bayview, Tenderloin, Park, and Ingelside, as well as the Academy. There are also ADA barrier removal and seismic strengthening needs across facilities.

 

Improvements to District stations are funded primarily through the ESER General Obligation Bond Program. The ESER 2014 bond included $30 million for SFPD facilities, and $17.1 million has been issued already, leaving $12 million to be issued in FY2018. Additional funds are expected from the ESER 2020 and ESER 2026 G.O. Bonds, pending voter approval.

POL – SFPD Traffic Company & Forensic Services Facility (JFIP)

This project relocates and reunites in a seismically safe facility the SFPD Forensic Services Division (FSD) Crime Lab, currently located at Building 606 in Hunters Point, and SFPD FSD offices, currently in the Hall of Justice (HOJ). The site at 1 Newhall in the Southeast section of the city has been purchased, and 100% schematic design is complete. The project also provides a new location for the Traffic Company along with off-street parking for department vehicles and secure storage of vehicles impounded as evidence. The new facility will improve the chain of custody of evidence, provide a modern lab to improve efficiency, and address increasing caseload.

 

Funded entirely by the ESER 2014 G.O. Bond, the total budget for this project is $162 million. Of that, $47 million has been issued so far, and two future issuances are expected: $58 million in FY2018 and $58 million in FY2019.

SHF – County Jails #1 and #2 (425 7th Street) Improvements Phase 1

The detention facility at 425 7th Street was designed for low security work-furlough. In practice, it serves as a satellite facility of the HOJ for many functions & utilities. Many systems are failing, including the HVAC and roof. Security improvements must be made in order to house maximum classification inmates and reduce the population of the Hall.

 

The scope of this project has been designed to the maximum allowable large county award of California Board of State and Community Corrections funding available through SB844 in FY2017: $70 million from the State. To meet the match requirement, the City has identified $12 million to be provided through the General Fund, Commercial Paper, or another source, if the award is accepted.