Sundt-Layton Completes $165MM Maple Street Jail in Redwood City

_MG_0224-4Innovative jail design is being called a model of ‘compassionate corrections’

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (March 14, 2016) – San Mateo County officials and Sundt Layton A Joint Venture between Sundt Construction, Inc. ( and Layton Construction, celebrated the completion of the first phase of the new Maple Street Corrections Center in Redwood City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, March 1. With this phase completed the facility is ready for the Sheriff’s Office to utilize while Sundt Layton completes the remaining tenant improvements.

The jail has been designed utilizing a new innovative approach to corrections. The Maple Street facility is designed around the goal of stopping the revolving door of individuals in and out of jail. The goal is to keep people out of jail by preparing them to have a purpose in their lives through training programs and counseling. The facility has features like extensive natural light, classrooms, as well as computer and food preparation training areas.

The $165 million project, led by Sundt Layton as the construction manager at-risk (CMAR), broke ground in early 2013 and included remediation of a brownfield site, demolition of existing structures, and on- and off-site improvements to prepare the 4.8-acre site for development of the new 260,000-square-foot complex. The new facility features inmate housing for 576 beds (when Phase Two is complete, capacity will be expanded to 832 beds), support spaces, a natural light-filled visitor lobby, video visitation area, full-service kitchen, locker rooms, staff dining with outside eating area, laundry facility and loading docks.

HOK, the project architect, designed the sustainable construction project to earn LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

About Sundt
Sundt Construction Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 126-year-old firm is known nationally for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt currently is ranked the 75th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The general contractor has offices in Sacramento, San Diego and San José, California; Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; and San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas.

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