New Santa Rosa Criminal Courthouse

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Judicial Council of California
Document Title
New Santa Rosa Criminal Courthouse
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public/Institutional; PI, Special Purpose Zoning District
Document Description
The AOC proposes to construct an approximately 173,500 gross building sq. ft. courthouse containing 15 courtrooms in the city of Santa Rosa for the Superior Court. The proposed site, located within the Sonoma County Administration Center campus is currently owned by the county, but is within the city of Santa Rosa's jurisdiction. The proposed project will construct a six-story, 173,500 building gross sq. ft. courthouse facility surrounded by landscaping and parking. A 20-foot high enclosed penthouse would be constructed on top of the building to conceal the mechanical equipment. The design will be consistent with other facilities recently constructed by the AOC, and will include location-specific considerations. The new courthouse will include 15 courtrooms, space for court administration, the court clerk, court security operations and holding, a juror assembly room, and building support space. The basement level will include secure parking for 20 vehicles, a sally port along with a connection point for a possible future tunnel connecting the MADF, building storage, and in-custody holding. Parking for courthouse business will be provided in parking lots within the Administration Center campus, including existing parking lots north of the courthouse location and across Ventura Drive, as well as a new lot where the existing Fleet Services Building is located. The AOC plans to acquire the proposed courthouse site from the County in 2011. Construction of the proposed project would begin in 2013, and would be completed by 2015. Building occupancy, including the consolidation of court facilities and operations, is expected to be complete by mid to late 2015.

Contact Information

Laura Sainz
Agency Name
Judicial Council of California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Rosa
Cross Streets
Administration Drive & Ventura Avenue
State Highways
US 101

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Corrections, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Courthouse 173,000 sq. ft.)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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