VIDEO: Health and Human Services Center progress highlights five-year capital improvement plan

Published Feb. 16, 2023

In a few days, Placer County’s new Health and Human Services Center will begin to look like a completed facility. At least from the outside. 

Over the past week, construction crews have been using a large crane to swing prefabricated concrete/brick wall panels – complete with windows – into place at the newest addition to the Placer County Government Center, a building that will make the county’s vast HHS services more accessible to clients.  

There is still months’ of work remaining, but all the concrete slabs for the building are now complete, the second-floor framing is complete and fire sprinklers and roof drains are installed. Electrical work, roof decking and other work is ongoing. The employee parking lot is well underway with the solar carports installed.  

 More information on all the future HHS building’s features can be found here. 

 The new HHS building is a key component of a five-year capital improvement plan for the Placer County Facilities Division. At the Feb. 14 Board of Supervisors meeting, Facilities Director Steve Newsom outlined the full scope and progress of that plan, which includes but is not limited to: 

  • A Clerk-Recorder-Elections facility in Rocklin (under construction) 
  • Mental Health Facility and Vocational Center in south Placer (under construction) 
  • Tahoe Justice Center (planned) 
  • Dollar Creek Crossing (Tahoe) project (planned) 

“We’ve never been busier in facilities management,” Newsom said. “All in all, with planning, renovation and rehabilitation projects we are nearly at nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in projects.”  

Newsom’s full presentation with complete details on the capital improvement plan for facilities can be viewed in the video at the top of this page. 

Along with construction of the new building at the Placer County Government Center, Facilities Management is also performing road and infrastructure work that has prompted some lane closures and controlled traffic at intermittent times.