Enhancement Projects

Project Name Description
REC – ADA Improvements to Parks Facilities

This program includes disability 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 – Citywide Programs

This program addresses a broad range of citywide needs related to the Recreation and Parks system, including trails and open space, playgrounds, 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 will receive funding from the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

REC – Crocker Amazon

Crocker Amazon,  known both as a playground and a park,  is a  host to numerous fields, tennis courts, three concrete bleachers structures and a recreation center. It is a regional hub for ground sports athletics, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball. This is also an important facility for neighbors. The proposed improvements will include renovation of the baseball fields and related amenities and youth classroom space for an enrichment program.

This program will receive funding from the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

REC – Gene Friend Recreation Center Improvements

Located in an area where open space and recreation opportunities are limited, this facility is heavily used by children, seniors, and people who live and work in the SoMa neighborhood – which also happens to be one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods. REC collaborated with the Trust for Public Land on a feasibility study and concept plan, which replaces the existing facility with one that is 50% larger with an emphasis on increased visibility and security. The new facility would include two indoor basketball courts, three multi-purpose rooms, a larger exercise room, a new kitchen, a new playground, an outdoor basketball court, as well as new landscaping and other recreation amenities.

This project is expected to receive $25 million from Central SoMa impact fees and is a candidate for the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

REC – Herz Playground Improvements

The improvements at Herz Playground would build upon the renovations made as part of initiatives such as Let’s Play SF!, the nearby community garden, the new rain garden at Leland Avenue, as well as the new safe crossing at Visitacion Middle School.

This project is a candidate for the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

REC – India Basin / 900 Innes

Located in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, the 900 Innes property was acquired in 2014 for $3 million and is a brownfield that needs substantial remediation before park development. With an emphasis on access, social equity, waterfront recreation, sea level rise resiliency, and marsh and wetland habitat, the India Basin Project will give the community eight acres of waterfront open space. This project presents a unique opportunity to create a multitude of connections, such as uniting the historic boatyard of 900 Innes and the underutilized India Basin Shoreline Park into one park; completing 1.5 miles of accessible shoreline along the San Francisco Bay, linking to the Bay Trail and the Blue Greenway; and fostering better accessibility from the neighborhood.

The first phase, remediation, is expected to cost $11.5 million, funded by $9 million in grants, $1.25 million from the General Fund, and $600,000 from the Open Space Fund. REC is working to secure additional grant funding to close the funding gap for the remediation phase and move the full vision into design. This project is a candidate for partial funding from the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval. REC will also pursue philanthropic resources and public grants to complete the project.

REC – Japantown Peace Plaza Surface Improvements

This project would replace the crumbling plaza surface at Japantown Peace Plaza and mitigate water intrusion from the subsurface garage. This critical public space supports local merchants, festivals with international appeal, and is a significant cultural resource. By working with key community groups, REC will develop a design that is contextually sensitive and culturally appropriate. The new design will create flexible open space for activities, eating, design-friendly elements suited to cultural performances, movie nights, and annual festivals.

This project is a candidate for the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval. The City will also explore modified parking revenue as a source to support the project’s feasibility.

REC – Kezar Pavilion Seismic Upgrade

With a seating capacity of more than 5,000, Kezar Pavilion is a historic facility used for large sports events. Its aging infrastructure, high use demands, and seismic condition led to the need for a feasibility analysis. In 2013, an engineering study by Public Works found that Kezar Pavilion needs a seismic upgrade to ensure safety for staff and public use.

This project is in the conceptual planning phase and is a candidate for the Earthquake Safety Priority Facilities Program within the proposed 2020 ESER G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

REC – Neighborhood Parks and Open Space Improvements

Neighborhood parks typically include a mix of facilities and amenities, such as playgrounds, courts, fields, clubhouses, restrooms, dog play areas, and so on. This program focuses on improving and modernizing facilities to provide recreational opportunities that meet current and future demand. New investment is needed to modernize the system, increase open space and recreational opportunities, improve the quality of the parks experience, and address currently unmet as well as future needs in high growth areas.

This program will receive funding from the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

REC – Portsmouth Square Improvements

This project would make much-needed improvements to Portsmouth Square to create a central community space that is safe and welcoming to all, including the many residents of nearby affordable housing. The scope of this project includes a seismic upgrade of the parking garage, a larger open upper terrace, more shade throughout, a large new clubhouse that opens onto the park, a consolidated playground and exercise area, greater visibility across the park, improved lighting, and a perimeter fence to lock the park at night.

This project is estimated to cost $65 million and is a candidate to receive funding from the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

REC – Regional Park Improvements

This program renovates and improves park features, including restoration of natural features, recreational assets, and connectivity and access at Golden Gate Park, McLaren Park, and Lake Merced, and facilities such as the Golden Gate Park Senior Center.

This program will receive funding from the proposed 2020 Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond, pending voter approval.

LIB – Main Library Lighting Project

This project will install new lighting system and refurbish existing light fixtures on the Main Library exterior to improve lighting for the public and address safety concerns.

The estimated cost for this project is $2 million, to be funded by the Library Preservation Fund in FY2020.

LIB – Ocean View Branch Library

The Ocean View Branch Library is the second branch renovation project in the upcoming program, after the Mission branch. Work has already begun, engaging the community to discuss project scope, with additional community meetings planned for January 2019.

The estimated cost for this project is $8.4 million, and will be funded by the Library Preservation Fund in FY2020.

LIB – Chinatown Branch Library

The Chinatown Branch Library is the final branch renovation project of the upcoming program. This renovation will address the needs of the community and include the latest innovations in delivery of library collections, programs, and learning. The Chinatown Branch has special historical architectural significance, and the restoration of previously lost historical features will also be explored.

The estimated cost for this project is $29.4 million, to be funded by the Library Preservation Fund starting in FY2020.

LIB – Compact Shelving at 750 Brannan Street

The Library will complete the installation of compact shelving at its leased archival storage facility located at 750 Brannan Street by FY2020. Installation of the last bank of compact shelving will allow the Library to fully vacate the Brooks Hall space it currently uses to store collections and archival materials.

The remaining portion of this project is estimated to cost $1.8 million, to be funded by the Library Preservation Fund in FY2020.

CCSF – Ocean Campus Utility Infrastructure Replacement

Infrastructure replacement and capital improvements at the Ocean Campus will address systems at risk of catastrophic failure and correct deficiencies that represent significant hazards to students, faculty, staff and the public. The scope of the project will repair, modify, replace, and/or construct the following infrastructure systems: fire suppression systems, potable water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, natural gas and electrical distribution, data and emergency notification, video surveillance, lighting, boilers, and steam distribution.

The budget for this effort is $62.2 million and will be funded out of the California Chancellor’s Office Capital Outlay Program.

CCSF – 750 Eddy Street Seismic and Code Upgrades

This project will add structural integrity to the building by bringing it into conformance with current building code. 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. Permitting through the Division of the State Architect is anticipated to occur in the first half of FY2020. Construction procurement is anticipated in the second half of FY2020, and construction is anticipated to take 18 months.

The revised budget for this project is $17.6 million, and CCSF is requesting additional funding from 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 CCSF.

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 CCSF 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, as well as the possible construction of new schools. Also, the SFUSD plans to continue making improvements for greater building efficiency, sustainability, and education-minded design.

This wide range of projects will be funded primarily by the recently-approved $744 million 2016 SFUSD G.O. Bond, and a planned $1 billion G.O. Bond in FY2022. Other funding sources may include state grants, impact fees, and other local sources.

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