The Judicial Council endorsed a cost-cutting direction for court construction statewide, including the reassessment of the courthouse in Nevada City and 12 other projects, as well as further construction budget trimming on 24 projects.
A “renovation” option will now be explored for the Nevada City courthouse, the council said.
The council approved recommendations from the Court Facilities Working Group that are expected to yield significant, long-term savings throughout the $5 billion program.
Thirteen projects, with a current combined project cost of $1.1 billion, will be reassessed for significant savings options, including downsizing square footage, undertaking renovations instead of new construction, evaluating lease options, and using lower-cost construction methods where feasible. The reassessment timeline will vary for each project.
Imperial–New El Centro Family Courthouse, Inyo–New Inyo County Courthouse, Kern–New Delano Courthouse, Kern–New Mojave Courthouse, Los Angeles–New Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse, Los Angeles–New Glendale Courthouse, Los Angeles–New Santa Clarita Courthouse, Los Angeles–New Southeast Los Angeles Courthouse, Mendocino–New Ukiah Courthouse, Monterey–New South Monterey County Courthouse, Nevada–New Nevada City Courthouse, Riverside–New Hemet Courthouse, and Santa Barbara–New Santa Barbara Criminal Courthouse.
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