Riverside County, Banning Justice Center

Riverside County, Banning Justice Center

Completion Date: 1st Qtr 2015
Occupancy Date: May 4, 2015
Gross Square Footage: 68,584
Total Courtrooms: 6
Authorized Project Budget: $63,261,000
Architectural/Engineering Firm: R. L. Binder
Construction Manager at Risk: Gilbane Inc.
Fund: Senate Bill 1732
Initial Funding Year: FY 2007–2008

Riverside County, Banning Justice Center

Riverside County is a large, diverse, rapidly developing jurisdiction. It covers an expanse of 7,310 square miles and is one of the fastest-growing counties in California. The Mid-county Region of Riverside County was formerly served by the Southwest Justice Center, with 12 courtrooms; the Hemet Courthouse, with 5 courtrooms; the Temecula Courthouse, with 1 courtroom; and the old Banning Courthouse, with 2 courtrooms, for a total of 20 courtrooms serving the region.

The new Banning Justice Center replaced the undersized Banning Courthouse, alleviating the shortage of space available to the superior court. The building includes six courtrooms, space for court administration, a court clerk, court security operations, a holding area, and facility support.

In November 2009, the Judicial Council acquired a 4.86-acre site on Ramsey Street between Martin and East Williams streets from the city of Banning for the new courthouse.

Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Banning site qualified for a categorical exemption. Judicial Council staff concluded that infill development of this previously developed commercial site, which had been cleared and vacant since 2000, would not create significant environmental impacts.


Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Facilities Services

455 Golden Gate Avenue
8th Floor
San Francisco, California