Enhancement Projects

Project Name Description
REC – ADA Improvements to Parks Facilities

This program includes disabled access improvements to specific sites and facilities as cited for ADA complaints and barrier removals. Specific types of corrections include toilet and shower alterations, walkway and pathway paving to compliant accessible slopes, ramp and stair handrails and provision of accessible parking.

 

The planned funding for this program is $600,000 per year from the REC set-aside within the General Fund.

REC – Bond-Funded Neighborhood Parks and Open Space Program

The Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond Program funds park system modernization, increases in open space, improvement of geographic equity, and other long-standing capital needs. Examples of priority needs include those at India Basin, Gene Friend Recreation Center, Kezar Pavilion, Mission Recreation Center, Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, and Portsmouth Square.

 

The next Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bonds are planned for 2019 and 2025 elections, slated at a projected $185 million each, and at least $150 million from each of those bonds is expected to go toward this program. REC has a number of substantial obligations remaining in its capital portfolio. Addressing these needs will require a multi-bond investment at currently anticipated levels and would benefit from an extended planning horizon.

REC – Citywide Programs and Park Improvements

This program addresses a broad range of citywide needs related to the Recreation and Parks system, including redesigning 13 failing playgrounds, improving trails and open space at citywide parks, addressing forestry needs, water conservation, and the continuation of the successful Community Opportunity Fund Program, which allows residents and advocates to initiate improvements in their parks.

 

This program, including the six highest-priority playgrounds, is estimated to cost $33 million and it is funded by the 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond. REC is working with the SF Parks Alliance to raise funds for the remaining playgrounds.

REC – Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation Project

This project includes renovation of the pool, pool building, and maintenance storage facility, as well as improved park accessibility. Work will begin on this project once the renovation at Balboa Pool is complete.

 

The estimated cost for this project is $8.2 million, and it is funded by the 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond.

REC – Coastal Trail Project

As part of the South Ocean Beach Plan, the Coastal Trail Project is an initiative to create a new multi-use trail between Sloat Avenue and Skyline Boulevard. The project is being implemented in conjunction with the Great Highway narrowing project taking place in the same location. Project planning will take place throughout 2017.

 

The estimated cost for this project is $2 million, and it is funded by the Federal FLAP grant, Prop K, SPUR, and the General Fund.

REC – Garfield Pool Improvement Project

This project includes the renovation of the pool, pool building, reconfiguration of park indoor facilities, and improved park accessibility at Garfield Square. Work will begin on this project once the ongoing renovation at Balboa Pool is complete.

 

The estimated cost for this project is $11 million, and it is funded by the 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond and Impact Fees.

REC – George Christopher Playground Improvement

This project includes improvements to the children's play area, exterior clubhouse restrooms, and park access. Construction is projected to begin in 2017 with expected completion in 2018.

 

The estimated cost for this project is $2.8 million, and it is funded by the 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond.

REC – Margaret S. Hayward Playground Improvement Project

Margaret S. Hayward Park, covers an area of 265,000 square feet and is located at the corner of Turk and Gough Streets. This project includes renovation and consolidation of park structures including recreational buildings, storage and restrooms, improving park access and replacement of sport courts, playfields, play areas, and related amenities. The project entered the design phase in 2016 and is expected to open to the public in 2018.

 

The estimated cost for this project is $14 million, funded by the 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond and Impact Fees.

REC – Potrero Hill Recreation Center Improvement Project

Potrero Hill Recreation Center is a 455,000 square foot facility that includes playfields, tennis courts, a dog play area, playground and recreation center. This project includes replacement and renovation of natural turf playfields and the dog play area, as well as improvement of site lighting.

 

The estimated cost for this project is $4.2 million, and it is funded by the 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond and Impact Fees.

REC – Turk and Hyde Mini Park Improvement

This park, located at 201 Hyde Street and covering 6,500 square feet, has a children’s play area, landscaping, and related amenities. This project includes renovation of the children’s play area, landscaping and related amenities, as well as addressing site accessibility.

 

The estimated cost for this project is $1.7 million, and it is funded by the 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond and the General Fund.

ARTS – ADA Barrier Removal at Cultural Facilities

The project is part of the City and County of San Francisco's ADA UPhAS Transition Plan to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act per 28 CFR Part 35 of Title II. Forthcoming work on the project includes ADA disability access improvements at the SOMArts Center (Phase 2 ADA Renewals), rounding out previous barrier removal work at the African-American Arts Cultural Center (Phase 2 ADA Renewals) and the Mission Cultural Arts Center (Phase 1 ADA Renewals).

 

The total project budget for cultural centers barrier removal is $1.5 million; $600,000 in General Fund was appropriated previously, and $900,000 is anticipated in FY2018.

LIB – Branch Improvements at Chinatown and Mission Branch Libraries

Chinatown and Mission branch libraries are the next branch libraries slated for renovation. Initial project funding will cover planning and pre-development costs, including a community engagement process. Branch renovations are anticipated to address community needs, expand teen space, revamp program rooms, actualize innovations in service delivery and collections management, and include ADA improvements, preservation or restoration of historic features, and energy efficiency work. The initial phase is expected to begin in FY2018, with construction expected in FY2020.

 

The total estimated cost for this project is $27 million, funded by the Library Preservation Fund.

LIB – Main Library Improvements

This project will optimize space usage at the Main Library based on changing business needs. This will include the implementation of additional materials sorting equipment on the lower level to improve efficiencies and reduce repetitive motion work associated with manual materials sorting.

 

The estimated project cost is $1.5 million, and it will be funded by the Library Preservation Fund over three years, starting in FY2019.

LIB – Support Services Facility Tenant Improvements

The Library's Support Services Facility at 190 Ninth Street was originally purchased in 2004, and included all furnishings. Tenant improvements are geared toward capturing underutilized space and creating more space for additional staffing capacity, staff training services and staff programming. Tenant improvements will also create energy efficiencies, improve library collections receipt and processing, expand storage capacity, and make ergonomic upgrades for staff.

 

The estimated project cost is $1.5 million, and it will be funded by the Library Preservation Fund over three years, starting in FY2021.

CCSF – 750 Eddy Street Seismic and Code Upgrades

This project will bring structural integrity into current building code conformance. Concurrently, upgrades will be made to mechanical, plumbing, electrical, communication, building envelope, interior walls, floors and ceilings as required by code and to facilitate seismic enhancements. Plans and specifications will be developed in FY2018; permitting through the Division of the State Architect is anticipated to occur in the first half of FY2019. Construction procurement is anticipated in the second half of FY2019. Construction is anticipated to take 18 months.

 

The budget for this project is $11 million and will be funded out of the California Chancellor’s Office Capital Outlay Program.

CCSF – Classroom Technology Enhancements

This project will continue ongoing efforts to provide state-of-the-art instructional technology in classrooms across the district.

 

The budget for this project is $1.7 million, funded out of the California Chancellor’s Office Physical Plant and Instruction Support Program, as well as an Adult Education Block Grant.

CCSF – Downtown Center Fifth Floor Renovation

This project will provide needed additional classrooms on the fifth floor of the Downtown Center.

 

The budget for this project is $1 million dollars, funded out of the California Chancellor’s Office Physical Plant and Instructional Support Program.

CCSF – Wayfinding and Compliance and Signage Upgrades (All Locations)

This project will provide upgraded signage at all District locations as needed for enhanced wayfinding. It also includes enhanced signage related to parking, traffic, and smoking compliance.

 

The project budget is $100,000, funded out of the California Chancellor’s Office Physical Plant and Instructional Support Program.

SFUSD – Various Modernization, Expansion, and Seismic Improvement Projects

The SFUSD has several long-standing seismic deficiencies and deferred maintenance needs. In addition, current demographic projections anticipate that SFUSD enrollment will grow by between 6,000 and 12,000 new students over the next 15 years, and this growth will require the expansion of current schools, and the possible construction of new schools as well. Also, the SFUSD plans to continue making improvements in building efficiency, green building technologies, and the use of renewable and sustainable resources, as well as providing a modern environment to accommodate the latest thinking education.

 

This wide range of projects will be funded primarily by the recently-approved $744 million 2016 SFUSD G.O. Bond, and a planned $513 million G.O. Bond in FY2022. Other funding sources may include state grants, impact fees, and other local sources.