Friday, March 6, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Yolo courthouse project advances to design phase

By
June 6, 2011 |

Purchase by the state of the site for the new Woodland courthouse was completed last week with close of escrow and the state’s $2.52 million payment to the Redevelopment Agency of the city of Woodland, Yolo Superior Court officials announced.

Former occupants of the city block bounded by Main, Fifth and Sixth streets and Lincoln Avenue have been relocated. The Woodland Redevelopment Agency expedited the state’s purchase of the land by assembling various properties on the block, and then sold the land to the state. This arrangement enabled the courthouse to remain in downtown Woodland.

“We’re delighted to pass yet another milestone on our journey to build a new courthouse for the citizens of this county,” Presiding Judge David Rosenberg said. “Now we move into the serious task of designing a signature building that will fit well into the fabric of the Woodland community.”

Added Assistant Court Executive Officer Shawn Landry: “We thank the city, Administrative Office of the Courts, and local court leaders who were able to facilitate closing this deal and keeping the courthouse where it has historically been and where we are glad it will stay — downtown Woodland.”

Completion of site acquisition clears the way for architectural design. The partnership of Fentress Architects and Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects will design the building. Preliminary plans, the first phase of architectural design during which the building’s layout and appearance will be developed, is expected to take six months.

The new 14-courtroom courthouse will be approximately 163,000 square feet, consolidating seven overcrowded court facilities into a single building, with adjacent parking.

The Administrative Office of the Courts also is finalizing negotiations with Union Pacific Railroad for a parking lot to accommodate 220 cars at Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street, across the street from the new courthouse.

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2013.

The courthouse project, with a total estimated cost of $165.3 million, is scheduled for completion in late 2014 or early 2015. The new Woodland courthouse is among 41 projects funded by Senate Bill 1407 (2008), which finances critically needed courthouse construction, renovation and repair through a portion of judicial branch fees, penalties and assessments. These projects do not draw from the state’s general fund.

More information about the project is available on the California Courts website, http://www.courts.ca.gov/2793.htm.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    ‘Topping out': Sign a building beam at the Shrem Museum

    By Jeffrey Day | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Life after lawn: Fifty greens for shade

    By Katie F. Hetrick | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Bay Area developers join Mace proposal

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

     
    Trial ordered in Davis child death case

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

    Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    NASA craft circling Ceres in first visit to dwarf planet

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    CHP car hit with bullet on highway

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    UCD police warn of sexual battery incident

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Bob Dunning: There’s an exception to every rule

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

     
    Got sun? Indoor herbs can thrive on windowsills

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

    How can we know that the products we buy for our homes are safe?

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Quick home improvements that raise your resale value

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Spring-clean your kitchen in five easy steps

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6 | Gallery

    UCD improving farming, food production with fewer pesticides

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: B6 | Gallery

     
    PSAs highlight area nonprofits

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

    Peripheral neuropathy support offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

     
    Workshop eyes creating peace through creative play

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

     
    Museum brick sales to end this month

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

    Cabrillo Club plans membership dinner

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

     
    Dryers: Homes’ energy guzzlers just got greener

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

    Waldorf’s spring tea party doubles as open house

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Register online for Woodland rec classes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

    Older adults will discuss conscious aging movement

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7Comments are off for this post

     
    Porkers on display at Hattie Weber Museum

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    St. John’s shows off cuisine at brunch

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    Seniors serious about fitness

    By Savannah Holmes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Pig out at Pig Day Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    .

    Forum

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

     
    Some convicts don’t deserve parole hearings

    By Tom Elias | From Page: B4

    Here’s how to make college cheaper

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

     
    Obama’s world is a dangerous place

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

    Dirty laundry on the company line

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B9

     
    .

    Sports

    Marsh provides radio images of a ‘magical’ Aggie hoops season

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Blue Devil volleyballers cruise in home opener

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    DHS girls track and field team reloads for 2015

    By Dylan Lee | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD women fall at UCR

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Aggie men clinch Big West crown

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Bella Vista slips past DHS softballers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

    .

    Features

     
    Rec Report: Looking ahead to spring break

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

    What’s happening

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

     
    Wineaux: A local diamond in the rough, revisited

    By Susan Leonardi | From Page: A9

    .

    Arts

    Steve Kiser’s work on display at Gallery 1855

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    Tables available at Vinyl and Music Fair

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': Second-rate

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    Learn from experts at ‘Art of Painting’ conference

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    Tom Brousseau to visit ‘Live in the Loam’ on KDRT

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

     
    ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ auditions set

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela celebrate Mandela’s legacy

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    Honey, we shrank the SUV — and Europe loves it

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, March 6, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B10