The South San Francisco Community Civic Campus Project will consist of three separate buildings including an 80,000 sq. ft. Library/Parks and Recreation Building and City Council Chamber, a 45,000 sq. ft. Police Station, and a 9,000 sq. ft. Fire Station, with associated site work on the 7.9-acre parcel. The project is adjacent to underground BART tracks, a PG&E easement, and adjacent to a state highway.
- The new 80,000 sq. ft. main building will house entertainment spaces, classrooms, art space, central library, a new City Council Chamber, and covered parking. The building is steel framed with buckling restrained braces to resist earthquake forces. By using braces, the mostly glass facade will provide natural light into almost all interior spaces.
- The new 9,000 sq. ft. fire station is a single-story building with three apparatus bays. The residential portions of the building are wood framed with plywood shear walls. The apparatus bay is framed with open web steel joists and uses steel moment frames to resist seismic loads. The frames are designed to reduce seismic drift so that doors will remain operational after an earthquake.
- The new 45,000 sq. ft. police station includes a two-story main building and a single-story storage building. The main building is steel framed with buckling restrained braces to resist seismic forces. The storage building has CMU walls and a steel-framed roof. The foundation system is deep piles to support the building on loose soil. The project also includes covered parking to provide privacy and security for vehicles.