D&D: Multnomah County Central Courthouse
Project: Multnomah County Central Courthouse
Address: Southwest First Avenue and Southwest Madison Street
Developer: Multnomah County
Architects: SRG Partnership and New York based CGL RicciGreene
Contractor: Hoffman Construction
The Multnomah County Central Courthouse is a 17-story, $300 million project to replace the existing courthouse on Southwest Fourth Avenue. The 325-foot tall building will have multiple courts, offices for district attorneys, public defenders, and sheriffs, as well as support areas for staff, juries, defendants and the public. No parking is proposed. The project aims for LEED Gold certification. The site is on Multnomah County-owned land at the Hawthorne bridgehead, surrounded by Southwest Madison Street, Naito Parkway, Jefferson Street and First Avenue.
The Jefferson Station office building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is being renovated and will be incorporated into the new courthouse complex.
The new courthouse building will be arranged in plan as an "L" shape. The main entry to the building will be located at the corner of Southwest Madison and First Avenue, with the public lobby visible from the entrance and a grand staircase reaches the jury assembly area on the third floor, with views to the river.
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