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Seaside moves forward with plans to build new Monterey County courthouse at Fort Ord

SEASIDE, Calif. (KION-TV)- Seaside City council approved the final Environmental Impact Report for the construction of a new three-story Monterey County courthouse on approximately 5 acres of land in the Fort Ord area.

Council also approved transferring ownership of the land to the State of California on Thursday during their biweekly meeting. California Courts estimate it would cost $174,684,000 to build the new seven-courtroom courthouse. The state had about $157,000,000 set aside for this project as of Thursday's meeting.

The new Monterey Family Justice Center Project will consolidate calendars/operations from the Marina and Salinas courthouses. Specifically, the new courthouse would be so family law, probate, and civil operations could be handled in one location.

The Monterey Courthouse, the Gabilan Annex, and the Juvenile Delinquency Facility would all be closed as a result of this new project.

To view the summarized plans you can see them below:

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