Funded by Senate Bill 1407
Initial Funding Year: FY 2009-2010
In anticipation of additional cost-cutting measures, all facts are subject to change. More information
Square footage: 65,569
Current authorized budget: $69,236,000
Estimated construction costs per square foot are being updated
Current status: Architectural design; delayed until funding is available
Current expected completion: TBD
These facilities are overcrowded, physically deficient, and significantly lacking in security features to the current standards. For example, all of these facilities lack holding cells for in-custody defendants. Also, separation of court facilities in three buildings creates operational inefficiencies. For example, court records are maintained in the Historic Courthouse, but must be hand-carried between the other two facilities.
The proposed project would consolidate operations from these three buildings into a modern, secure courthouse for centralized criminal, civil, traffic, juvenile, and probate proceedings. It would also enable the court to expand basic services it currently cannot provide due to space restrictions: appropriately-sized jury assembly and deliberation rooms located within the courthouse, a self-help center, a children's waiting room, family court mediation, attorney interview/witness waiting rooms, and secure circulation for court staff and visitors, as well as in-custody holding.
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance
The AOC proposes to acquire a parcel in the County of Tuolumne’s Law and Justice Center in Sonora. The County completed an environmental impact report (EIR) for the Law and Justice Center in 2009. The AOC has prepared an addendum to the EIR to comply with requirements of CEQA. The addendum discloses and evaluates the courthouse project’s changes and the environmental impacts of those changes.
Deadline and contact for comments
Interested parties who wish to submit comments must do so no later than 5 pm on October 24, 2011. You may submit comments by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Mr. Jerome Ripperda
Administrative Office of the Courts
Office of Court Construction and Management
2860 Gateway Oaks, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833-3509
Construction Manager at Risk
To be selected, schedule TBD
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