Thursday, June 28, 2018

New Courthouse Gets Funds to Build

With the passage of the 2018-19 California State Budget yesterday, Sacramento will get a new 18-story glass-walled courthouse on the edge of the railyard site. After 9 years of delays and reducing both its size budget, the $490 million, 53 courtroom project is scheduled to begin construction in the summer of 2019 and competed in 2022.

New Sacramento County Courthouse on H Street between 5th & 6th Streets

Originally, the courthouse was to be funded by the 2008 bond SB1407, a $5 billion fund to rebuild courthouses around the state. The bond fell short by $1.4 billion by a combination of declining revenue from court fines and fees. In addition, Governor Brown diverted funds in 2012 from the courthouse bond to backfill the state’s budget and those funds have never been returned.

Project Description:
538,000 sf
270 feet tall
Lot 41 in the Railyards
53 courtrooms
71 basement parking spaces

New Sacramento County Courthouse on H Street between 5th & 6th Streets

Monday, June 25, 2018

Imperial Tower Renovation

The Imperial Tower, formerly known as the Wong Center is a 12-story mixed-use office/residential building consisting of 187 residential units and 10 commercial spaces. Built in 1973, this 45 year old building will receive $35 million in rehabilitation and development. Interior unit improvements will include new cabinets, counter-tops, flooring, energy efficient appliances, kitchen sinks, window blinds, heating, toilets, lighting and paint in kitchens and bathrooms.

Ten units will be brought into compliance with Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements and applicable state accessibility standards. Common area improvements will include new flooring, handrails in hallways, hallway lighting and elevator cab upgrades. Exterior improvements will include new roofing, concrete repairs, paint and site signage. Additional improvements may be completed if there are cost savings and/or remaining construction contingency.

The property is located at 331 J Street in Downtown Sacramento, no date has been given for when the job will begin. City Council Report