The Project includes the delivery of a new courthouse, comprising of 31 civil and criminal courtrooms, jury deliberation rooms, a large detention facility, administrative offices, and commercial retail place, as well as a new car parking facility.
This new 49,000 m2 building came to replace an old building in poor condition, which presented health and safety risks to the public and those working in the courthouse. A modern, spacious and energy efficient building opened in 2013 and continues to serve the public. It accommodates 600 employees and up to 4,500 visitors daily.
Sustainability played a key role in the design of the building as is reflected in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, which exceeds the contractual requirement by one level.
The Courthouse was completed on time and on budget in September 2013.
The Project Company expands $25,000 – 40,000 annually to support several local organizations and programs.
Initiatives in 2022 included ongoing support of the local elementary school to re-establish an art program for students that was terminated due to budget reductions, a teen court program aimed at reducing incidences of bullying and hate in schools, and partnering with the Park Youth Assistance Program (which provides academic scholarships for disadvantaged local young people).
For the electric vehicle charging station project, the LBCH site has been approved for 150 stations and design work is ongoing.
Continued improvements to the sustainability of the courthouse operations including a transition to more efficient light systems.
LEED Gold was attained for the new construction in September 2013 and in February 2023 the operations and maintenance phase of the project also attained LEED Gold (prior to Feb 2023 O&M had attained basic LEED).
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square meters (M2)
Employees & 3,000 daily visitors
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