|The existing Public Safety Building (PSB) at 275 Forest Avenue opened in 1970 and is approximately 25,000 square feet. Due to the growth of public safety services and changes in regulations, the existing building no longer meets current seismic, accessibility, or regulatory code requirements that are required to meet the Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety Act (ESBSSA). The new PSB will house the Police Department, 911 Emergency Dispatch Center, the Emergency Operations Center, the Office of Emergency Services, and the administration needs of the Fire Department. The new Public Safety Building and California Avenue Parking Garage are both
|Public Safety Building Rendering|
|California Avenue Parking Garage rendering|
|Scope of Work|
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The California Avenue Parking Garage is scheduled to begin construction in January 2019.
The City intends to complete the California Avenue Parking Garage prior to construction of the Public Safety Building. The Parking Garage construction is estimated to be completed in early 2020. The Public Safety Building construction is estimated to be completed in fall 2021.
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December 20 - Public Art Commission
City Staff recommended the approval of Public Artwork for the Public Safety Building
December 10 - City Council Meeting
Council approved and authorized a construction contract for the New California Avenue Area Parking Garage, in addition to other agreements related to the project. The staff report is available to the public.
December 6 - Informational Community Meeting on Public Art
The public joined Public Art staff and artist Peter Wegner to learn about the proposed public art concepts. Wegner discussed concepts for the site developed from previous stakeholder and community input. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and leave comments.
November 5 - City Council Meeting
Staff recommended that Council approve an Architectural Review application for a new public safety building and related facilities that includes modifications to development standards related to setbacks and height and adopt an associated Record of Land Use Action.
September 20 - Architectural Review Board Meeting
The Public Safety Building project was presented to ARB on Thursday, September 20. The meeting focused on landscape, building materials, and proposed signage locations.
September 17 - City Council Study Session on the Public Safety Building Design and Project Status
September 12 - Community Meeting
August 2 - Architectural Review Board Meeting
The Public Safety Building project was presented at the August 2 ARB meeting.
June 18th - PSB Art Input Meeting with Artist Peter Wegner
Public Safety Building artist Peter Wegner received input to help acquaint him with the vibrant California Avenue community to help him with the design development.
|Public Works Engineering Services Division|
|Project Manager: Matt Raschke, Matt.Raschke@cityofpaloalto.org|
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