Madera County Courthouse

Superior Court of California, County of Madera

Funded by: Senate Bill 1732
Initial Funding Year: FY 2007-2008

Architect's rendering: New Madera Courthouse

Current Status
This project is in construction with a current expected completion date of 2 Q 2015.

Vital Statistics
Courtrooms: 10
Square footage: 115,804
Current authorized project budget: $100,207,921 
More information
The existing Madera Courthouse is undersized, in poor condition, and in need of replacement. The county has attempted to mitigate the overcrowding problem by installing several modular buildings at the courthouse site. However, overcrowding still persists and the county is not able to provide the needed space for the court to operate efficiently. Other significant issues are operational, security, health and safety, and accessibility problems.

The 10-courtroom New Madera Courthouse will replace and consolidate the Madera Courthouse and the Family Court Services leased facility functions. In June 2009, the state Public Works Board approved an acquisition agreement between the Judicial Council and the City of Madera Redevelopment Agency for the preferred site in downtown Madera, on West 6th Street across from Courthouse Park. Site acquisition was completed in spring 2011, and the project is now under construction.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

Judicial Council staff complied with CEQA by filing a categorical exemption for this project's preferred site on October 2, 2008.

Architect's Rendering

Architecture/Engineering Firm

AC Martin

Construction Manager at Risk

Gilbane Building Co.

Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Capital Program

455 Golden Gate Avenue, 8th Floor
San Francisco, California

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