South San Francisco, CA January 7, 2019
The proposed South San Francisco Community Civic Campus has brought about mixed reviews as plans continue to change with more changes looming. The City has put out the following notice encouraging residents to remain engaged during the process. Tax Measure W has been identified as the funding source with estimates changing along with design changes while this project moves forward.
In addition to the financial concerns neighbors have raised questions regarding the size of the project, parking spaces, traffic congestion, underground BART and even if there really is a need for new facilities for the City’s offices. The City has maintained that the current MSB is not seismically safe although the Fire Department had been retrofitted in 2012 with other updates made through out the building since then, including the police department. Many neighbors are excited to have a newly dedicated area as the center for civic activities to include the library and park and recreation classes.
We encourage our neighbors to attend these meetings to learn more and to share their feedback with those involved in the process. Below is information from the City:
Residents: You’re Invited! Upcoming Community Civic Campus Schematic Design Meetings – Get Involved!***
Over the next few months, several community meetings will occur regarding the Community Civic Campus and Schematic Design. Schematic design is the first design phase where design options are explored that illustrate the general scope, scale, and relationship of project components. Over the next several months, the SmithGroup team will advance the design of the South San Francisco Public Library and South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department buildings,
South San Francisco Police Department and South San Francisco Fire Department stations, as well as the campus site.
Each building will be analyzed based on the technical aspects of the site, preferred spatial adjacencies, building circulation, building systems, and material aesthetics.
The #SmithGroup will present design options to obtain further input on community preferences.
***Please Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Meetings***
– Tuesday, January 15: Parks and Recreation Commission, 7 p.m., Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive
– Tuesday, January 22: Library Board of Trustees, 6 p.m., Main Library Auditorium, 840 W. Orange Ave.
– Wednesday, January 23: The City of South San Francisco – Government City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Municipal Services Building
– Wednesday, February 6: Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee,
6 p.m., City Hall Conference Room, 400 Grand Ave.
– Thursday, February 7: Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Municipal Services Building
– Tuesday, February 19: Design Review Board, 4 p.m., 315 Maple Ave., Annex Conference Room
Stay connected on the latest information on our dedicated website, www.communityciviccampus.net.
Measure W Ballot language HERE
To maintain South San Francisco services, including maintaining neighborhood police patrols/9-1-1 response, programs for seniors/disabled residents, crime/gang suppression programs, repairing potholes/streets, maintaining youth/teen educational/recreational programs, providing a police operations center that meets earthquake safety codes, and other city services; shall South San Francisco levy a 1/2 cent sales tax for 30 years, with authority to incur debt to accelerate projects, annual audits, citizens’ oversight, no funds for Sacramento and all funds for South San Francisco?
What was the original purpose of Measure W – follow ballot results HERE
Who is behind Measure W – follow the $$ HERE
Measure W Oversight Committee info HERE
Follow updates provided by the City HERE