Napa County Staff Secure Transitional Housing Facility

Client: Napa County Public Works

Size: 20,962 sq.ft.

Cost: $16,100,000

Completion: June 2019

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Location: Napa, CA

Service: Concept Design, Site Planning/Investigation, Programming, Agency Review and Approval, Architectural/Interior Design, Construction Documents, Cost Estimating, Specification, Design Intent Clarification (RFI), Project Closeout, 3D Visualization/BIM Modeling, Furnishing, Fixtures & Equipment

Principal-in-Charge: Eric Fadness

Senior Project Manager: Mike Parrott

Project Architect: Lorenzo Lopez

Senior Project Coordinator: Julie Bettencourt

General Contractor: Villa Construction

Civil Engineering: RSA

Mechanical Engineering: Capital Engineering Consultants

Electrical Engineering: AVS

Structural Engineering: Buehler


Napa County envisions a 72-Bed, 20,962 s.f. Staff Secure Facility (State of California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Type IV). This minimum custody treatment facility will provide an environment that fosters cognitive behavioral change and allow individuals to build a foundation for transition back into the community. The County received a conditional funding award of $13 million through SB1022 for the design and construction of the new facility. As the first project of a multi-phased, master planned relocation of Napa County’s Main Jail, the project includes bringing new utility infrastructure from offsite to support the new facility and the future build-out of the new jail.

The Napa County Staff Secure Facility is designed to allow residents to enter and exit the facility as necessary to meet their specific re-entry plan; however, it is designed to be locked down during an interior or exterior threat. Exiting is always be allowed into a secure interior courtyard. The Napa County Department of Corrections (NCDC) has oversight and authority over the inmate population classified to be housed in this facility as well as the day-to-day operations of the facility. NCDC has partnered with Napa County Probation to assist in the case management and re-entry plans of the residents housed at the Staff Secure Facility. Appropriately classified residents are housed at the facility for 6-12 months. Although each resident’s re-entry plan is tailored to his or her specific needs, generally speaking, programs are designed to re-integrate into the community. The facility provides residents a place to live, food, access to laundry and other support facilities as well as education, programming and counseling space to foster an environment of change. Many residents have employment outside of the facility. Ultimately, the facility is designed to reduce recidivism. Placement in the Staff Secure facility is perceived by inmates in the main jail system as an incentive; an improvement over a secure jail setting and they aspire to be placed in the facility. The building is residential in nature and provides only “softened” or passive security measures.

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