Council Moves Ahead with Garage and New Public Safety Building
The City Council on June 11 approved the environmental impact report for the long-planned public safety building that will be located at 250 Sherman, as well as the parking garage at 350 Sherman that will break ground this fall. The public safety building and the Cal Ave parking garage were among nine key projects included in the 2014 Council Infrastructure Plan. The public safety building was identified as the plan’s highest priority project. The City has searched for an appropriate site for a new police headquarters for the past two decades to replace the existing police facilities currently housed at City Hall. The current police headquarters have been identified as seismically unsafe.
The new public parking garage, which will break ground this fall and be completed before construction starts on the public safety building, will include 636 parking spaces, for a net increase of about 326 spaces (the structure will replace two existing parking lots). Once the parking structure is finished in early 2020, construction will start on the public safety building, expected to be completed by fall of 2021. The new facility will contain not only the office of the Police Department, but also include the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center, Emergency Operations Center, Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Department administration. For more information, click here.
Last Updated: June 12, 2018