Deferred Projects

Project Name 


DEM – 1011 Turk Street/DEM Headquarters Expansion

DEM prepares the City’s administration for everyday and occasional emergencies. Planning was initiated for a proposed addition to DEM headquarters directly west of its current location at 1011 Turk Street. 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. Though recommended for funding through the next ESER G.O. Bond in the previous Capital Plan, this project has been deferred to ensure careful and future-minded planning for the overall site. 

DEM – Elevator Modernization Project

DEM needs to modernize the existing passenger elevator at 1011 Turk to current code standards and provide a new second elevator to build resilience and continuous operational capability for that essential 24/7 facility. The additional elevator would provide service to the roof-mounted mechanical equipment.

The estimated cost of this project is $3.3 million. 

FIR – Bureau of Equipment Relocation

The SFFD Bureau of Equipment is the site of maintenance and repair for all of the Department's equipment and apparatus, among other essential functions. The current facility is undersized and seismically unsafe, but has been designated historical, limiting the nature of repairs and modifications that can be made. SFFD has identified a need for a new Bureau of Equipment facility to meet its current needs and improve efficiency of operations.

The estimated budget for this relocation project is $60 million.

JUV – Security Cameras at the Juvenile Justice Center

Phase 1 of this project is funded and will install 175 strategically placed digital cameras to fortify surveillance throughout the facility’s interior. Phase 2 would replace the current analog cameras and supporting network with digital upgrades and cover the exterior. 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 budget for Phase 2 is $850,000. The General Fund could be a source for this project once Phase 1 advances.

POL – Central District Station Replacement

The Central District Station was constructed in 1972 and the only district station not upgraded in the 1987 SFPD facility bond program. Central Station is adjacent to a structure that houses a public parking garage and is ballistically inadequate, both of which pose risk to the facility. This station is recommended for reconstruction or replacement, and a viable swing or permanent site is needed for planning to begin in earnest.

The estimated cost of replacement is $50 million, and a future ESER G.O. Bond would be the most likely source for this project. Smaller interim improvements may be supported by the 2020 ESER G.O. Bond.

SHF – 425 7th Street Structural Strengthening

Based on a 2017 structural report, the County jail facility at 425 7th Street has a Seismic Hazard Rating (SHR) of 3, which means it would likely be inoperable after a major earthquake. Structurally strengthening this facility would improve likely life safety outcomes for staff and prisoners in the building and avoid costly hasty relocation efforts post-event.

The estimated cost of the structural retrofit is $10 million. Accompanying improvements and soft costs still need to be developed.

SHF – County Jail #1 Modernization

This project would modernize County Jail #1, also known as the Intake and Release Center. The Intake and Release Center operates continuously with limited opportunity to replace aging infrastructure. As a result, all systems are reaching their end of life. There are also code-driven upgrades needed to bring the facility to modern standards. Priorities within the building include the security sally port doors, the perimeter sliding doors, the property and clothing conveyor system, the floors and walls of the holding cells, the safety cells, plumbing fixtures, and ADA and energy improvements.

The estimated cost for improvements at County Jail #1 is approximately $5 million.

SHF – County Jail #2 Improvements

Converting dorms to cells in A & D Pods of County Jail #2 would not increase the capacity of the jail beyond the required ADA-accessible cells, but it would create more usable space in the existing facility. The converted beds would be appropriate for the maximum-security prisoners common in San Francisco’s jail population. This work would require supporting work to the building’s air handling systems and roof. In addition, County Jail #2 has limited space for prisoner services, and the Sheriff’s Department proposes to add to that capacity by developing within the building’s atriums. To make this possible, additional security enhancements would be needed to allow for safer and greater use of these areas by civilian staff and program providers. Improvements are also needed in the medical services pod (Pod C) of County Jail #2.

The estimated cost of this capital work at County Jail #2 is $127.4 million. Of that, the estimated cost to convert A & D Pod dorms into cells is $29.4 million, and the roof and HVAC work for the entire building is estimated at $10.2 million.


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