Preliminary project applications have been filed seeking the approval of a new library branch at 100 Orizaba Avenue in Ocean View, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the development of a new library branch on a vacant property lot.
San Francisco Public Library is the property owner.
The vacant project site spans an area of 31,620 square feet. The new SFPL branch will be a three-story building comprised of 10,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of public library space. The net useable floor area will be approximately 24,000 square feet. The new library will offer 19,620 square feet of usable open space and 21,620 square feet of public open space. Parking for 22 bicycles will be provided on the site along with bicycle amenities for staff and public patrons. The building facade will rise to a height of 45 feet.
As the smallest branch in the San Francisco Public Library system at 4,300 square feet, the existing Ocean View library branch at 345 Randolph Street is too small to accommodate the program required for the needs of the community. The San Francisco Public Library is now recommitting to constructing a new and significant branch library at 100 Orizaba Avenue.
The new library branch will add collections, community program space, services, and be a landmark community resource serving the Ocean View, Merced Heights, and Park Merced communities.
The estimated cost of construction is $30 million. The property site is located at Brotherhood Way and Orizaba Avenue.