Marked by a groundbreaking ceremony on September 8, Pankow has begun construction on San Francisco’s new public Safety Building located on 3rd Street in Mission Bay. The 300,000-square-foot project combines the 110,000-square-foot San Francisco Police Department Police Command Center, the 20,000-square-foot Southern District Police Station, the 17,000-square-foot Mission Bay Fire Station, 25,000 square feet of community space and a 128,000-square-foot parking structure.
The building will provide a seismically safe structure for essential facilities and is designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification. It is funded by the Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond (ESER), which was passed by San Francisco voters in 2010.
Architects for the project are HOK and Mark Cavagnero Associates. Construction is scheduled to be completed in summer of 2014.