Probation Department Building


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.

Location/Conceptual Design

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 Contacts

For questions or additional information, please contact Shelly Cone at [email protected]

Project Timeline

Receive Site Grading Permit: May 2024

Begin Site Development: June 2024

Submit Building Plans for Permitting: April 2024

Receive Building Permit: August-September 2024 (estimated)

Complete Construction: January 2026 (estimated)

Construction Progress Update - June 2024

Completed Work

• Initial site mobilization including installation of perimeter construction fencing, temporary power and office trailers

• Site clearing and grubbing

• Site demolition and tree removal

Ongoing Work

• Excavating, grading and compacting of parking areas

• Off-hauling soil and debris

• Rerouting existing electrical work

Upcoming Work

• Survey and layout for retaining wall formwork

• Excavation and formwork installation for building footings

• Excavation, installation and backfill for underground utilities

• Concrete pour for retaining wall footings

Project Updates

June 3, 2024

Construction work commences.

May 23,2024

Grading Permit received from County Building Department.

April 2, 2024

Building Plans submitted to County Building for permitting.

December 8, 2023

Site Plans were submitted to the Building Department for plan check review to receive a Grading Permit.

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.