Public Safety Center
In 2014, a thorough and operationally forward‐thinking Essential Facilities Strategic Plan was developed for the City of San Rafael. The Plan presented guidance for the replacement, modernization and/or seismic upgrade of the City’s essential services buildings, herein referred to as “essential facilities,” to ensure that the City’s essential facilities are capable of serving the community in the event of a major earthquake and other potential disasters.
The Essential Facilities Strategic Plan recommended a new Public Safety Center (PSC) building that would consolidate Police Operations, Fire Station 51, the Emergency Operating Center, as well as Fire Administrative Operations. A contract for this construction project was awarded to Alten Construction, Inc. (Alten) by City Council Resolution No. 14446 adopted on December 8, 2017. On February 5, 2018, the City issued Notice to Proceed to Alten and on August 26, 2020, Alten achieved final completion of the project. Public Works staff collaborated with Mary McGrath Architects on this project and Kitchell served as the construction manager. Moreover, the PSC achieved LEED Gold-certification!