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Long Beach Courthouse

Postby nichols » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:01 am

The current 1959 Long Beach courthouse at 415 W. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach is set to be replaced. Looks like the EIR was completed in 2009.
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http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/oc ... gbeach.htm

However, the environmental review appears to only reference the site of the new building, not what happens to the existing courthouse.

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Postby nichols » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:03 am

In 2007 ownership of the building was passed from the County to the State

http://knabe.com/press/releases/2007/062807.html

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Postby nichols » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:51 am

I also deplore the deferred maintenance that causes such unpleasant surroundings. However, I never give up on a significant building until the bulldozers roll. (and in the case of Johnie's Broiler, two years AFTER demolition)

There are countless buildings restored from the brink of 50,75, 100 years of decay and deterioration. Preservation awards are full of buildings with no roof, no walls and no windows coming back and becoming vibrant parts of their community. The seismic issue is almost always about applying newer methods of engineering to existing buildings (base isolators, etc.) and not usually related to deterioration.

If the court builds a new structure, this could be restored as any number of city offices or community serving space. Perhaps it could become a new home for the Long Beach library or sold to a hotelier.

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Postby nichols » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:52 pm

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AECOM Winner of Great Long Beach Courthouse Development-Off
Tuesday, June 29, 2010, by Neal Broverman

...replacing a courthouse that has been called one of the most dangerous in the state, is planned to open downtown in 2013...

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/06/a ... keover.php

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Postby nichols » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:13 am

PRESS TELEGRAM

LB courthouse project sidesteps obscure tax rule with new legislation

By Karen Robes Meeks, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/30/2010 08:10:49 PM PDT

Considered one of the worst courthouses in California in terms of security, overcrowding and physical condition, the state moved to build a new, modern structure on a six-acre site bordered by Broadway, Magnolia Avenue, Third Street and Maine Avenue...

http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_16221570


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