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30 March 2015

Police and Fire Departments Move into San Francisco Public Safety Building

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The new San Francisco Public Safety Building houses the police administrative headquarters, a relocated district police station, a new district fire station and fleet vehicle parking.

“The Public Safety Building, located on Third Street, about two blocks south of AT&T Park, is the first step in a ten-year city plan to move occupants of the Hall of Justice to secure and safe buildings.”

“The 270,000 square-foot Public Safety Building, designed collaboratively by architects at HOK and Mark Cavagnero Associates, is anticipating LEED Gold certification, and will be among the city’s most seismically safe buildings.”

SF Public Safety Building“The new building was designed with energy and cost savings in mind, such as solar heating of water, reuse of grey water, rainwater collection for irrigation, a green roof and active chilled beams for heating and cooling of the building, according to police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan.

“According to the architects, a 1920s masonry fire station at the site was rehabilitated for community use, while the new building’s glass exterior will provide ‘an appearance reflecting open government.’”

Images courtesy of San Francisco Public Works.

The San Francisco Appeal