Plumas County Plans Nov 1 Public Meeting

FOR RELEASE

Contact: Teresa Ruano, Public Information Officer, 415-865-7447

Oct 19, 2011

Public Meeting on Proposed Quincy Courthouse on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

What:
A public meeting will provide an update on current status of the new Quincy courthouse project and potential sites in Plumas County. At the meeting, the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to hear about status of the statewide courthouse construction program in light of the state’s budget, progress on site selection for the new Quincy courthouse, and planned next steps.

Who:
The Administrative Office of the Courts and the project architect will present the project update. Community input from the previous meeting in April 2011 will be summarized and addressed. Interested parties may ask questions and provide comments.

Where:
Superior Court of Plumas County, 520 Main Street, Department 1 Courtroom, Third Floor, Quincy, CA 95971 (map)

Why:
The current historic courthouse is a significant town landmark, but no longer functions well as the main courthouse for the Superior Court. The courthouse, completed in 1921, does not meet modern operational and security requirements. The goal of the project is to construct a new three-courtroom courthouse that meets the community’s needs, blends with the character of the town of Quincy, and preserves green space.

The two top sites under consideration are:

  • The Dame Shirley Plaza area, which would consist of Dame Shirley Plaza and an assemblage of adjacent and nearby parcels; and
  • A privately held parcel at 199 Crescent Street.

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