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How should courthouse be used in the future?

By From page A3 | November 05, 2013

Yolo County is asking for ideas for how the existing Yolo County Courthouse can be used once the courts move into their newly completed facility in 2015.

The courthouse covers roughly 50,000 square feet and sits on 2.75 acres in the city of Woodland, at 725 Court St. It is listed in the national register of historic places.

“Yolo County’s objective is to consider this property in its suburban context as a fully utilized and valued asset that invites innovative design,” a news release said.

Potential use could involve a lease of the property from the county. Any future use would need to take into account historic preservation restrictions and environmental conditions, the release said.

“With the amount of vacant space currently owned by the county, there exists the potential for underutilization of this facility,” said Mindi Nunes, deputy county administrator. “We intend to use the ideas received from citizens, developers and others for planning purposes to make strategic decisions regarding future use of this property.”

Tours of the courthouse may be arranged by calling 530-666-8426. Ideas from local residents and other interested parties may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Office of the Yolo County Administrator, attention Mindi Nunes, 625 Court St., Suite 202, Woodland, CA 95695. Correspondence must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

For more information on requirements for submitting ideas, visit www.yolocounty.org.

Enterprise staff

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