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County to combine government services under one roof
Courtesy County of San Bernardino

County to combine government services under one roof

San Bernardino County’s Board of Supervisors got a first look at plans for a new government center campus last week.

During the board’s regular meeting, county staff shared plans for a revamped County Government Center campus to bring more County services under one roof while erasing the need for scattered assortment of maintenance-needy half-century-old structures.

The centerpiece of the project would be a new 300,000 square-foot, three- to four-story administrative building complementing the neighboring iconic arch-shaped County Government Center. The building would become an aesthetic highlight for downtown San Bernardino while incorporating modern features, such as added conference areas and meetings rooms, a new tech center, and environmentally sustainable useable roof areas with secure courtyard access. The project would also add 812 parking spaces to the County campus.

The first leg of the project would be a new parking structure at the southeast corner of North Mountain View Avenue and West 4th Street, estimated for completion by the end of 2025. The new administration building would be completed in 2028.

Gone would be the aged County Civic Center buildings at 157 and 175 West 5th Street, the Public Health building at 351 N. Mountain View Ave., and the Old Hall of Records at 172 West 3rd Street – along with the high cost of maintaining those structures. Looking into the future, the County is contemplating making some of the freed-up space available for development, potentially for mixed use retail and housing, including housing for County employees.

To view the presentation and additional renderings of the project click here.

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