By Roxanne Squires
REDDING, Calif. — Shasta County Superior Court officials held a celebration of the long-awaited Shasta County Courthouse in February 2019 after facing delays caused by budgetary issues.
Although the official groundbreaking took place in December 2018, the recent ceremony offered new information on what’s to be expected from this highly-anticipated courthouse.
The project consists of the developing a new 165,296-square-foot Courthouse for the Superior Court of California, County of Shasta situated on an approximately 2-acre site.
The site work includes pedestrian access improvements, private utility services to the new building, and public right of way improvements to the curb line on all four sides of the site.
The courthouse will feature 14 courtrooms, consolidate the adult and juvenile court operations into a single location and deliver two additional courtrooms to support planned new judgeships. It is expected to help ease security, access and overcrowding issues experienced at the current facility.
According to Record Searchlight, presiding Shasta County Superior Court Judge Dan Flynn stated that the building will incorporate modern technology and be more accommodating to jurors.
It will also include new technology to help people find where they need to go more quickly as well as giving access to language and interpreting services.
Once the new courthouse is completed, according to the report, the old courthouse will be available for county offices or possibly more beds for the county jail.
Seattle-based NBBJ is serving as the architecture firm on the project, while Tempe, Ariz.-headquartered Sundt Construction is serving as the general contractor.
Completion of this project is slated for late 2020.