The Judicial Council of California has authorized the Los Banos Courthouse project to proceed with preliminary plans to 100% Design Development.
This development is of great community significance for the County of Merced, the City of Los Banos, and the public it will serve. The modern, secure, and functionally appropriate courthouse will expand court services in western Merced County by providing a jury capable courtroom, and a jury assembly room to allow jury selection and trials to be held in Los Banos. It will also be adding a family law division to provide family law proceedings, including mediation and self-help services.
The 29,500 SF building is designed to embody the ideals of the California justice system and enhance the employees’ ability to efficiently serve the public. The courthouse conveys a lasting civic impression that is dignified and welcoming.