11. Public Safety

Emerging Projects

Project Name Description
FIR – Candlestick Development New Fire Station The new development in the 38-acre site of Candlestick Park will include approximately 10,000 housing units, with one-third designated as affordable housing. The increase in population, building density, and traffic will warrant a new fire station in an already-identified community facility parcel. The developer’s infrastructure plan includes horizontal development of the site before turning it over to the City for the construction of the new station.
FIR – Hunters Point New Fire Station  As with the Candlestick Park development, the projected growth at Hunters Point shipyard will warrant the development of a new fire station to meet the needs of growing population, traffic, and density in the area.
JUV – Juvenile Justice Center Replacement On April 8, 2020 Mayor London Breed announced the creation of the Juvenile Justice Reform Blue Ribbon Panel. The Panel is charged with the responsibility of making recommendations for comprehensive and system wide reform to the San Francisco juvenile justice system. The Panel experts will identify systematic, implementable, and compassionate reforms to drastically reduce the number of youth detained in both Juvenile Hall and the state Division of Juvenile Justice. They will evaluate existing programming, facilities, and the statutory requirements of the juvenile justice system. In addition, the Board of Supervisors passed legislation in 2019 to close the Juvenile Hall by December of 2021. They created the Closed Juvenile Hall Workgroup to make recommendations on the replacement of the Hall and services that will be provided. It is anticipated that the Workgroup will recommend the acquisition or construction of at least one, and potentially multiple, smaller facilities to replace the Juvenile Justice Center.
POL – Additional District Station  With new developments in the Southeast, SFPD is anticipating the need for an additional station to meet its operational needs. A future ESER G.O. Bond Program could be a source for this project once scoped.
POL – Tenderloin District Station  The Tenderloin Station was established in 2000 from an old auto garage. Since that time the station has undergone small changes to accommodate daily functions, but the facilities are under strain due to the round-the-clock operations and increased staffing levels. A large evidence processing and storage room, women’s locker room, and secure designated sally port prisoner processing area are all needed. The Tenderloin Station is a zero lot building which will only allow for the building to expand upward, creating a multi-story building. Due to the structural integrity concerns, it is anticipated that the building will need a considerable amount of study and retrofitting if it is to be used in the future. A future ESER G.O. Bond program would be a possible source of funds for this project once scoped.
POL – Wellness Center SFPD would like to pursue the construction of a wellness center to house the Behavioral Science unit (BSU), Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and portions of the Community Engagement Unit (CEU). The facility would provide wellness programs, a learning hub, and services directly supporting the community and SFPD Staff.
SHF – Court Holding Facility The closure of County Jail #4 has eliminated the Sheriff's court holding facilities at the Hall of Justice.  Inmates are now being held in temporary holding areas that are designed for other jail operational functions, but there is a need for a permanent solution.
SHF – County Jail #5 Water Line Replacement  The existing water line at County Jail #5 is beyond its useful life, and the old sewage plant on premises must be decommissioned and redirected to the new system. The original lines must then be replaced with a biological habitat project. The old water tank must also be decommissioned and replaced. The Sheriff’s Department has obtained estimates from Public Works for a $15 million project to transfer the water line and create a new connection, and $10 million to decommission and replace the sewage line and water tank. However, a preferred course of action is still to be determined. San Bruno has recently expressed interest in making use of the line, adding a user, and potentially bringing fresh sources to the project.
SHF – County Jail #6 Renovation or Repurposing  The low-security facilities at County Jail #6, recently renamed the County Jail #3 Annex, on the San Bruno Campus in San Mateo County have not been used for prisoner housing for many years. The Sheriff's Department will reactivate County Jail #3 Annex to create COVID-19 surge housing if needed. The long-term use of this facility must be reevaluated with the closure of County Jail #4 at the Hall of Justice.
SHF – Women’s Resource Center Expansion  To centralize and streamline operations of the Sheriff’s Department’s many service programs for justice-involved people, the Sheriff’s Department could expand the Women’s Resource Center located at 930 Bryant Street. A preliminary concept of such a project was developed in the Sheriff’s Department Facility Assessment, but the project would need more planning and design work to ensure alignment with current City priorities.