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New Probation Department Building


This project will design and construct a new Probation Department office building to replace an ill-suited facility and serve the needs of a modern and growing County of San Luis Obispo Probation Department. The intent is to build a user friendly, accessible, safe, secure, and healthy environment for the Probation staff and the public.

Location/Conceptual Site Plan

The new building  will be sited on a portion of the twenty-one-acre County parcel located north of the Johnson Ave. and Bishop St. intersection in the City of San Luis Obispo.  The site is currently occupied by several existing Health Agency facilities which shall remain occupied during the construction. The new Probation Department building shall be located behind the existing facilities, on an undeveloped portion of the parcel and will take access from Bishop St.

Project Features and Benefits

  • Resolve significant inefficiencies of current, outdated main building and replace it with a new two-story 31,000+/- sf building that will be tailored to meet operational needs and will accommodate future departmental growth
  • Consolidate departmental functions at one location to allow shared operations and reduce intradepartmental travel
  • Upgrade department's physical infrastructure and systems to current state of the art
  • Improve convenience and access for public clients.

Project Contacts

For questions or additional information, please contact Rob Ruiz at [email protected], or Margaret Mayfield at [email protected].

Project Timeline

Estimated Completion dates for future Project Milestones:


Construction Manager / Master Architect Contract Award

September 2020

Development of Bridging Documents

January 2021

Design-Build Entities (DBE) Pre-qualification & Selection

September 2021

DBE Final Construction Documents

March 2022


June 2023

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