Alameda County, East County Hall of Justice, Dublin

Architect's rendering, Alameda East County Hall of Justice

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

Funded by State Judicial Branch and Superior Court of Alameda County
Initial Funding Year: FY 2010-2011

Architect's rendering: New East County Courthouse in Dublin

Current Status
This project is in construction, with a current expected completion date of 1 Q 2017. This project is managed by the County of Alameda.

Vital Statistics
Courtrooms: 13
Square footage: 146,435 of court space
Current authorized project budget:
     State contribution--approximately $122 million  
     Total project: (state and county)--$147,512,205
More information

In anticipation of additional cost-cutting measures, all facts are subject to change.

Video: Statewide Tour of Courthouse Needs Includes Alameda (3:53)

The planned Alameda East County Hall of Justice will replace six courtrooms in the leased Gail Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton and seven courtrooms formerly located in the Allen E. Broussard Courthouse in downtown Oakland, a facility that was vacated in 2007 due to severe water damage.  It will also include space for jury services, court clerk and operations, information technology, in-custody holding, and separate circulation for the public, staff, and in-custody defendants.

The new five-story courthouse, to be located in Dublin on a site bounded by Gleason Drive, Broder Boulevard, Arnold Road, and Madigan Drive, will connect to a two-story county building containing offices for the District Attorney, Public Defender, and Probation Department. The two buildings are joined by a common entry, lobby, and elevator atrium.

The county is financing and managing the project and donated the land for the site. The State and the Superior Court of Alameda County are contributing to the project's funding. The state is contributing approximately $110 million toward the project from a variety of funding sources, including a one-time contribution of $50 million from SB 1407.

The buildings will be designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The county and the state continue to work together to finalize documents necessary for the execution of the project. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2013.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

The County of Alameda was the lead agency for preparation of the environmental impact report to comply with CEQA.  In 2003, the County prepared the environmental impact report (EIR) for the Juvenile Justice Facility and East County Hall of Justice (State Clearing House No. 2002012080), which included the courthouse project.


January–March 2003: Draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the Juvenile Justice Facility and East County Hall of Justice was circulated for public review and comment. The draft EIR evaluated the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and recommended mitigation measures.

February 19 and 20, 2003: Public meetings were held on the draft EIR.

May 6, 2003: A Final EIR was completed and certified by the County of Alameda, including adoption of Findings and Overriding Considerations.

December 8, 2009:  The County of Alameda recertified the EIR and certified an addendum to the EIR which included the courthouse project and an updated Mitigated Monitoring and Reporting Program.

July 22, 2010:  The Judicial Council, as a Responsible Agency, filed a Notice of Determination, approving the project and adopting the existing EIR, thereby completing the CEQA process.

Alameda County Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Procurement is being managed by the Alameda County General Services Agency

Architecture/Engineering Firm

KMD Architects (bridging documents)

Construction Manager

Swinerton Management & Consulting

Design/Build Team

Alameda County General Services Agency is managing procurement for this project.

Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Capital Program

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San Francisco, California

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