Alameda County, East County Hall of Justice, Dublin

Photo of Alameda County, East County Hall of Justice, Dublin

Completion Date: Spring 2017
Occupancy Date: May 2017
Gross Square Footage: 146,435
Total Courtrooms: 13
Authorized Project Budget: 
                      State contribution--approximately $122 million
                      Total project: (state and county) $147,512,205
Architectural/Engineering Firm: KMD Architects
Contraction Manager: Swinerton Management & Consulting
Fund: State Judicial Branch and Superior Court of Alameda County
Initial Funding Year: FY 2010–2011
Managed By: County of Alameda

Alameda County, East County Hall of Justice

The Alameda East County Hall of Justice replaced six courtrooms in the leased Gale-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 also includes space for jury services, court clerk and operations, information technology, in-custody holding, and separate circulation for the public, staff, and in-custody defendants.

This five-story courthouse, located in Dublin on a site bounded by Gleason Drive, Broder Boulevard, Arnold Road, and Madigan Drive, connects 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 financed and managed the project and donated the land for the site. The state and the Superior Court of Alameda County contributed to the project's funding. The state contributed 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 were designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Construction began in third quarter 2015.

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 addealameda-echoj-ceqa-final-eir-addendum-2009.pdf 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.


Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Facilities Services

455 Golden Gate Avenue
8th Floor
San Francisco, California