Phase Two of the Community Civic Campus Moves Forward
On November 9, 2020, City Council awarded the construction contract to Swinerton Builders to build the new South San Francisco Library, Parks & Recreation, and Community Theater/Council Chambers, which is located at the corner of El Camino Real and Chestnut Avenue.
The contractor is starting work on this new approximately 83,000 square foot facility the week of December 21, 2020. As part of this work, they will secure it with construction fencing, and start clearing the site by removing existing vegetation, including tree removal.
Construction will begin early January, 2021. Work will occur Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note, as construction begins, parking along Antoinette Lane will be impacted. Additional traffic is expected along El Camino Real and Chestnut Avenue from trucks entering and exiting the site. Major impacts to the public right-of-way will be noticed accordingly. Please visit construction.ssf.net for the latest project related impacts as a result of major developments across the City.
The new Library and Parks & Recreation building is on 6.5-acres surrounded by El Camino Real, Chestnut Avenue, and Antoinette Lane. The building is three-levels and includes entrances from both Antoinette Lane and along El Camino Real. Approximately 1.3-acres are set aside for a park and the completion of Centennial Trail. The project development includes approximately 200 parking spaces.
The new facility includes playground areas for children of different ages. The current design uses “nature” as an inspiration for the playground layout and aesthetic. The overall park design features a large synthetic turf exercise and playing field, allowing for all types of unprogrammed play and fitness classes. The large plaza areas are directly connected to the building, reinforcing the indoor-outdoor connection. A special garden area will allow for quiet socializing among wildflowers and native grasses that attract pollinators and butterflies.
Expected completion date is Spring, 2023.