09. Health and Human Services

Emerging Projects

Project Name Description
DPH – ZSFG Campus Security Enhancements  The ZSFG campus has many public entrances and doorways that are either mechanically keyed or have a non-networked combination badge card reader. In order to improve safety and security, this project would include installation of door card readers that are connected to the campus security network program. This project would also add security enhancements, including loading dock security at Building 5, campus perimeter fence repairs, door alarm hardware replacement, campus security duress button installations, and an ambulance bay security gate.
DPH – Aging Infrastructure Projects Outstanding DPH needs include seismically-deficient Buildings 1, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 100 at ZSFG; renovating remaining unoccupied buildings at LHH; addressing long outstanding needs at neighborhood clinics not covered by currently planned funding sources; and needs related to the Population Health Division City Clinic.
DPH – 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.
HSH – Accessibility and Barrier Removal MOD has identified several accessibility and barrier removal needs at the City’s homeless shelters. A significant number of residents with disabilities need to access these systems, especially when elevators and restroom facilities are unusable because of accessibility barriers. Over the past five years, MOD has received several complaints related to accessibility deficiencies in the shelter system.  The most common complaints cited lack of a functioning elevator, need for code compliant electrical outlets, accessible restroom features, better front door access (e.g., request for power operators), and difficulty with caregiver access to the shelters.
HSH – New Family Shelter This project will provide a replacement emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in a permanent site with full shelter amenities. The City's existing family shelter in the Western Addition site was closed due to COVID-19. While the facility accommodated up to 30 families, it lacked showers and other basic amenities. HSH will need to conduct a site search and feasibility assessment with assistance from the Department of Real Estate and Public Works in order to secure a site.
HSH – Shelter Seismic Retrofits San Francisco continually reviews and assesses the seismic risks throughout our portfolio of public facilities. Similar to Chinatown Health Clinic mentioned above, all three of the city-owned shelters have a Seismic Hazard Rating of 4, which means suffer significant damage in a large earthquake and will likely be red-tagged or taken out of operation in a smaller earthquake. As such, developing plans and identifying funds to retrofit these shelters is a high priority. HSH is coordinating with Real Estate, Public Works, and the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning to develop a master plan to address seismic deficiencies at the shelters, without diminishing the number of shelter beds available to people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.


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