Probation Department Building
The Board of Supervisors has approved moving forward with a new Probation Department Building project. The new building will replace the Probation Department’s main office in San Luis Obispo on Bishop Street, referred to as Casa Loma. The Casa Loma facility was built in 1940, is in need of constant repair, short on space and ill-suited for today’s Probation Department needs. The new facility will be a state-of-the-art facility that will meet the Probation Department’s needs for decades to come.
This project will design and construct a new two-story, 34,000 sf building that will be tailored to meet operational needs, accommodate future departmental growth, provide state of the art technology and infrastructure and improve convenience and access for public clients. The intent is to build a user friendly, accessible, safe, secure, and healthy environment for the Probation staff and the public.
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.
For questions or additional information, please contact Margaret Mayfield at [email protected], or Jennifer Caffee at [email protected]
Project Estimated Timeline
Construction Document Permit Submittal: December 2023
Begin Site Development: Spring 2024
Construction Complete: November 2025
March 10, 2023
The official 'Notice to Proceed' was issued to F&H Construction to commence the work for the final design and construction of the Probation Department Building.
January 24, 2023
The County Board of Supervisors approved the award of the Design-Build contract for the final design and construction of the New Probation Department Building to F&H Construction.
October 18, 2022
The County concluded the evaluation process for the Proposals received from the short-listed Design-Build Entities and issued the Notice of intent to Award the Design-Build contract to F&H Construction from Lodi, CA.
June 7, 2022
The County released the Request for Proposals to the three pre-qualified Design-Build Entities shortlisted through the County’s Request for Statement of Qualifications process, and who are interested in designing and constructing the County’s New Probation Department Building. The County will receive Proposals on September 15th, 2022 and will be Scoring and Qualifying firms to get to the top-ranked Proposal and Design-Build Team by mid-November.
Completed Project Milestones
Pre-Qualification of Design-Build Entities
RFP Solicitation & Selection of Design-Build Entity
Award of Design-Build Entity Contract
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