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.

Designs for the new Public Safety Center as well as Fire Stations 52 & 57 have been approved by the Design Review Board and Planning Commission. All three projects are now moving into the construction phase.

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