The San Diego Union Tribune has featured an article about the design and construction of the San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility in Santee, California. Vanir Construction Management is the Project and Construction Manager for the facility. The new facility will replace the current Las Colinas Detention Center. The facility will provide housing, inmate services, and support for the San Diego County female inmate population. In total, the facility will hold 1,216 minimum, medium, and maximum security beds, as well as 32 mental health beds and 22 medical patient beds, which are intended to accommodate array of health care needs.
The 45 acre site with approximately 465,000 SF of building space will also provide for visitation, inmate programs, staff services, inmate receiving and transfer, administration, property storage, and a warehouse. The project’s infrastructure includes a central energy plant, as well as maintenance shops. The Project is fully funded by County funds and an AB900 Jail Financing Grant of $100,000,000. Read the full article here http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/feb/03/sheriff-department-hiring-staff-new-jail/