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Watercoloring rendering of the new Public Safety Center

Essential Facilities

A Safer San Rafael

Improving our essential facilities will make San Rafael a safer place for our safety personnel and for the community overall. Building from over a decade of community efforts to address San Rafael's aging essential public safety facilities, the Essential Facilities project includes a total of seven projects recommended for either replacement or renovation, including a new public safety center across the street from City Hall.

These new buildings will be seismically-safe and modern facilities for our firefighters, police officers, paramedics and dispatchers. They will include an upgraded dispatch and communications center, and a new classroom and training tower for emergency preparedness.

Construction for both Fire Station 57, located at 3530 Civic Center Drive, and Fire Station 52, located 210 3rd Street, began on June 2017. These two fire stations were completed on May 2019 and November 2019, respectively. Both projects were awarded to Alten Construction.

The Public Safety Center, Phase I – Demolition began on  September 2017. The construction of the building began in December 2017/January 2018. Construction continues to progress.

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