Initial planning is underway for possible replacement of the Martinez building where the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meetings have long been held.
After asking for architects, engineers and other professionals to come forward with qualifications for such a project, supervisors are slated to discuss contracts that evaluate the building's replacement next month, Supervisor Federal Glover's office announced Thursday.
Once contracts and an environmental report are reviewed, the county's staff will start to evaluate sites in downtown Martinez for replacement of the Contra Costa County Administration Building at 651 Pine St., a 12-story building that is more than 60 years old.
Part of the planning process will include an analysis of the nearby jail complex for potential adaptive reuse, according to Glover's office.
"The county values historic resources and we have shown a commitment to preserve structures when feasible," Glover said in a statement.
Next to the building being considered for possible replacement, the county's aging finance building at 625 Court St. -- which was built in 1901 -- is currently undergoing a $20 million rehabilitation.
The planning process for the changes under consideration will include opportunities for public input.
"The county expects to hear from residents and other stakeholders -- including residents, the city and the courts -- throughout this," Glover said in a statement.
-- Bay City News Service