On June 12, 2019, the Master Architects (SmithGroup) for the Community Civic Campus provided an update on the project and presented the schematic design for the Library and Parks & Recreation and the Community Theater / Council Chamber buildings that included: project site plan, multi-modal circulation and parking plan, building architecture and park design, as well as an update on the Police Station. The project reached an important milestone as City Council approved schematic design, allowing the design team to proceed into the next phase of design, the Design Development Phase.  

The new Library and Parks & Recreation building is on a 6.5-acre site bounded by El Camino Real, Chestnut Avenue, and Antoinette Lane. The building is three-levels and located along El Camino Real. Approximately 1.3-acres are set aside for a park and will accommodate the completion of Centennial Trail. The project development includes approximately 220 parking spaces. The Library, Parks & Recreation, and Community Theater/Council Chamber Building portion of the project is expected to cost about $120 million.

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Main campus concept perspective from El Camino and Chestnut

The Main Campus building design is an elegant, forward thinking civic presence for the City of South San Francisco.  The signature glass-enclosed three-level structure unifies three important program functions into a single building: Library, Parks & Recreation, and the City Council Chamber.   

Civic Campus site plan including Main Campus and PD

The outdoor park has an iconic nature in keeping with the building design. Different than anything available in South San Francisco, it will serve as many communities as possible, and include amenities for all ages and abilities.