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New $65M courthouse to open by end of 2019

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 27, 2016

State officials are working with architectural consultants on final designs for a new, $65 million courthouse in Tuolumne County that’s slated for completion in late-2019.

Donald Segerstrom, presiding judge for Tuolumne County Superior Court, has met with state officials and architects multiple times over the past year to provide input on preliminary plans that were approved by the state Public Works Board in January.

“They have consultants, architects and will ultimately have a construction contractor, but the state involves the local court in all levels of construction,” he said. “We meet regularly with them.”

The 61,000-square-foot building will be built on a 4.3 acre parcel at the county’s future Law and Justice Center off Old Wards Ferry Road in Sonora, which is also set to include the new jail and a juvenile hall that’s already under construction and expected to open by the end of this year.

As all trial courts in California are under state jurisdiction, funding for the project comes from a 2008 law that set aside up to $5 billion in lease-revenue bonds to finance new courthouse construction and renovation projects throughout the state. 

Read the whole story at The Union Democrat

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