New San Diego Central Courthouse Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)
Document Title
New San Diego Central Courthouse Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
County Courthouse, Old Jail, pedestrian bridges
Document Description
The AOC will construct and operate a new courthouse for the Superior Court. The facility will include as much as approximately 750,000 square feet for 71 courtrooms and other improved facilities. Construction of the New San Diego Courthouse will require ~ 28 months to complete from mid 2014 to 2016. The project will: (1) enhance the security and efficiency of judicial operations; (2) improve public access; (3) provide consolidate space for the Superior Court's staff and operations; (4) preserve or improve the operational efficiency of the Superior Court, the District Attorney, and San Diego Sheriff by linking the County's Central Jail and possibly the Hall of Justice with the new courthouse; and (5) remove existing facilities that lack adequate seismic safety, security, and public access and contain potential health hazards.

Contact Information

Mr. Jerome Ripperda
Agency Name
Office of Court Construction and Management
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
West C Street, Union Street, West B Street, State Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
533-483-1 thru 9
State Highways
San Diego International
San Diego Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (courthouse)
Local Actions
Acquisition and future construction
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control
Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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