Willows Historic Courthouse Expansion for the Superior Court of California, County of Glenn

Summary

SCH Number
2010128006
Lead Agency
Administrative Office of the Courts
Document Title
Willows Historic Courthouse Expansion for the Superior Court of California, County of Glenn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Willows Courthouse, completed in 1894 is a historic structure. The courthouse received additions in 1948 and 1949 to house the county recorder and records vault. As part of the AOC proposed project, these additions will be domolished, returning the historic building to its original form before the additions were built. The AOC is proposing a project consistent with the Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, including seismic improvements to the exisitng courthouse and building an expansion of the courthouse, hehind the original courthouse. The public entry will remain at its historic location at the front of the original courthouse structure. The expansion will be approximately two stories in height and approximately 30,000 square feet, bringing the total square footage (including the original structure) to The Willows Courthouse, completed in 1894 is a historic structure. The courthouse received additions in 1948 and 1949 to house the county recorder and records vault. As part of the AOC proposed project, these additions will be demolished, returning the historic building to its original form before the additions were built. The AOC is proposing a project consistent with the Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, including seismic improvements to the existing courthouse and building an expansion of the courthouse, behind the original courthouse. The public entry will remain at its historic location at the front of the original courthouse structure. The expansion will be approximately two stories in height and approximately 30,000 square feet, bringing the total square footage (including the original structure) to approximately 45,000 square feet. Currently, the historic courthouse includes one courtroom. The historic courtroom will remain in the original courthouse. The addition will include two new courtrooms, for a total of three courtrooms on site. Other uses proposed for the addition include administrative space, jury services, and security functions. The work to the historic courthouse and the addition will be compatible with, yet differentiated from, the historic courthouse.

Contact Information
Laura Sainz
Administrative Office of the Courts
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688

916 263-7992

Location

Cities
Willows
Counties
Glenn

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15332 - Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
In-fill Development Projects. The project is consistent with local general planning designations as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations.
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