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File #: 19-841    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2019 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution increasing the budget for the San Mateo Health Campus Upgrade Project from $120,000,000 to $145,000,000 to address the Coroner's Office and Morgue relocation and to increase Project contingency.
Attachments: 1. 20190919_r_SMMC Morgue.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Adam Ely, Director of the Project Development Unit

Subject: Request to Increase Budget for San Mateo Health Campus Project


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution increasing the budget for the San Mateo Health Campus Upgrade Project from $120,000,000 to $145,000,000 to address the Coroner's Office and Morgue relocation and to increase Project contingency.

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BACKGROUND:

A. San Mateo Health Campus Project

In March 2017, this Board held a study session to consider multiple capital projects that were recommended in County feasibility and master plan studies as efficient and responsible long-term responses to, among other things: (1) the County's significant use of leased space; (2) the County's reliance on increasingly aged and outdated facilities; (3) costly mandatory seismic retrofitting compliance work required for existing facilities; (4) public accessibility and navigational challenges in utilization of County services and facilities; and (5) locational, service, and programming improvements necessary to better serve County residents.

At the conclusion of the 2017 study session, this Board directed staff to pursue several capital projects, including the San Mateo Health Campus Project (Health Campus Project). The Health Campus Project includes demolition of the Campus Administration Building, originally built in 1954, which houses, among other things, the County Coroner's Morgue.

In August 2018, the Board authorized a budget of $120,000,000 for the Health Campus Project. When this budget was set, it did not include funds for relocation of the Morgue because staff had not yet determined where it should be located.

The Health Campus Project is now proceeding in multiple phases. Construction on the early phases commenced during December 2018 and demolition of the 1954 Administration Building is currently slated for 2021...

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