Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 21, 2016:

To:              Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:          James C. Porter, Director of Public Works

Subject:      MEASURE A Plans and Specifications for the Maple Street Shelter Expansion and Renovation Project, County Project No. PC019


Measure A: Adopt a resolution:

A)    Adopting the plans and specifications, including conformance with Federal prevailing wage scale requirements for the Maple Street Shelter Expansion and Renovation Project; and

B)    Authorizing the Director of Public Works to call for sealed proposals to be received by Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., in the office of the County Manager/Clerk of the Board of Supervisors; and

C)     Authorizing the Director of Public Works to extend the call for bids and the bids opening up to thirty (30) days beyond the time and date originally set forth by the Board of Supervisors.


On April 10, 2014, your Board allocated $2,200,000 of Affordable Housing Funds, from the former Redevelopment Agencies, for the renovation and expansion of the Maple Street Shelter. Your Board approved an additional $2,820,000 in Measure A funds in the FY 2015-16 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and recommended an additional $1,880,000 in Measure A Funds in the FY2016-17 CIP, for a total $6,900,000.


The Maple Street Shelter Project will expand and modernize the existing shelter facility, increasing the number of beds at the facility from 75 to approximately 216. The plan provides for expanding into the adjacent former Sheriff’s Work Furlough building, now vacated as a result of the completion of the new Maple Street Jail. Construction will be phased, with Phase I consisting of gutting and repurposing the Work Furlough building.

Phase II will require shelter operations to move to the newly renovated building, while the existing shelter is upgraded. CJW Architecture has completed plans and specifications for the expansion and renovation of the Maple Street Shelter. Staff recommends that your Board adopt these plans and specifications and authorize the Director of Public Works to call for sealed bids to proceed with the construction.

County Counsel has reviewed and approved the resolution as to form.

Approval of this action will contribute to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Livable Community by increasing the overall supply and quality of transitional housing and emergency beds.


Funding for this Project has been previously appropriated and comprises both Affordable Housing and Measure A Funds. The estimated cost for construction is $4,500,000. Total project costs, including design, construction, construction administration, and inspection and testing, are estimated to be $6,000,000. There is no impact to the General Fund.

Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 52 on the Board's agenda.