Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, August 15, 2011


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Site Selection Approved for New Siskiyou Superior Courthouse


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The State Public Works Board on Friday approved selection of a site in downtown Yreka for the construction of a new facility for the Siskiyou Superior Court.

Site selection approval enables the Administrative Office of the Courts, which is managing the project, to undertake further due diligence and an environmental assessment, branch officials said.

An 86,163 square foot structure, housing six courtrooms, is planned for construction on the 2.4 acre site, which is located across the street from existing court facilities and the jail.

The existing courthouse only has four courtrooms, lacks on-site in-custody holding and does not provide accessibility for people with disabilities.

Funding for these project, estimated to cost $95,370,000, comes primarily from Senate Bill 1407, which was enacted by the Legislature in 2008 to authorize up to $5 billion for 41 court facilities identified by the AOC as being the highest-priority infrastructure projects.


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