Construction Alerts

San Francisco Department of Public Health Noise Enforcement Program

In December 2014, SFDPH released Citywide Guidelines for Noise Control Ordinance Monitoring and Enforcement. By ordinance, construction is allowed during the daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week (see page 16). SFDBI and SFDPW may issue permits allowing work outside of these hours.

If campus construction must occur outside of these hours, CPDC will post notifications in advance.

Impacts to sidewalks near the Administration Building

September 14, 2020

Beginning September 16, 2020, a contractor will be repairing the sidewalks along Holloway Avenue near the Administration Building. The work is scheduled for two weeks and has been permitted by SFMTA.

The pedestrian walkway will be affected by these activities. Street parking and entry to the Administration Building will be commonly available. Traffic control will be in place during entire installation.

Tapia Drive Closures

June 25, 2020

Please be advised that contractors will close Tapia Drive for off-site utility work at the new Liberal and Creative Arts Building on Monday, June 29. The scope includes the following utility connections:

  1. Domestic cold and hot water lines
  2. Heating hot water lines
  3. Fire water line
  4. Communication and Fire Alarm lines 
  5. Sever and drainage lines 

The duration of this work is 10 – 12 weeks.

Essential Construction Projects during Shelter-in-Place

April 28, 2020

Construction continues on essential campus construction projects.

SF State has continued construction on two projects: the Liberal & Creative Arts Building at Font Boulevard and Tapia Drive, and a student housing project at Varela Drive and Holloway Avenue. Construction on both projects has been underway since 2018 and both will be completed this year. SF State has worked with the City & County of San Francisco, as well as the CSU Office of the Chancellor, to ensure that the projects can continue in light of current public health orders mandating that people shelter at home, except for essential workers. Both projects have been deemed essential and appear on the City & County of San Francisco’s list of approved construction projects. The university is committed to safety on the sites, and our contractors must follow the most recent protocols established by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. These include stringent requirements to protect the community and the construction workers on site. A copy can be found at the SFDPH website:

Please direct any complaints, questions or concerns about these projects to Additionally, the City and County of San Francisco encourages residents to direct questions, concerns or complaints to its Service Center at 311.

Impacts to Holloway Avenue for Utility Connections

December 12, 2019

The contractor for the new student housing building will perform the utility lines connections for domestic water, fire water, and communication lines tie-ins starting the week of December 23, 2019. All points of connection are located next to the SF State Administration Building's main entrance at Holloway Avenue. The contractor is planning to start installation of the utility lines on Monday, December 23, 2019, and complete the street restoration by January 21, 2020. Pedestrian egress will be effected by these activities, though street parking and entry to the Administration Building will be commonly available. Water services to the Administration Building will be interrupted for one day on December 31.




Boris Nemirovskiy, Director of Construction and Inspection