The state has approved a “preferred” site for a new, larger Chico courthouse in the now-vacant Meriam Park development in the southeast area of the city.
The current proposal calls for replacing two existing older courts in Chico and Paradise with a five-courtroom building on four acres north of East 20th Street and west of Bruce Road, accommodating all types of cases.
The targeted date for completing construction of the new Chico court building is 2014.
The $83.4 million court construction, which would be financed entirely through state court fees, is one of 15 such projects approved by the Legislature to move forward in fiscal year 2009-2010 in California.
The Judicial Council of California and the Administrative Office of the Courts yesterday announced that CO Architects has been selected to design the new Southeast Los Angeles Courthouse funded under SB 1407.
CO’s work is visible on several local college campuses, including the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Claremont Hall dormitory at Claremont-McKenna University, according to the architectural firm’s website. The firm also designed the expansion and renovation of the Santa Monica College Library.
Plans to replace “one of the worst courthouses in California” moved forward this week when state officials supported the property acquisition for a new Long Beach Courthouse.
The State Public Works Board on Monday approved the acquisition of the 6-acre downtown site bordered by Broadway, Magnolia Avenue, Third Street and Maine Avenue for a new Long Beach Courthouse, said Administrative Office of the Courts spokesman Philip R. Carrizosa on Wednesday.
Even before a site has been announced, architects for a new Sacramento criminal courthouse have been selected.
Local architecture firm Nacht & Lewis and the international architectural firm HOK have been chosen to design the new criminal courthouse, the Administrative Office of the Courts has announced.
San Bernardino County
Courthouse preview offered on Oct. 29
The public will get a preview of San Bernardino County’s new courthouse on Oct. 29.
The county Superior Court and Administrative Office of the Courts has announced an open house to show off plans for the courthouse, expected to be completed in 2013.
The event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room at 351 N. Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino.
A Seattle-based architecture firm has been selected to design the new Shasta County courthouse, the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) announced Thursday.
The firm NBBJ, which has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, is designing a new San Joaquin County courthouse in Stockton. It also designed the McConnell Foundation headquarters in Redding.