New Quincy Courthouse to be Discussed at Upcoming Public Information Meeting


Next Wednesday, a representative from the Judicial Council will visit Quincy to address the new courthouse.

On October 4th, a public informational meeting will be held at the county fairgrounds featuring Pella McCormick, the Director of the Judicial Council Facilities Office. This meeting will provide detailed information about the new courthouse project, including its background, site selection, environmental review, and future steps.

The project has shortlisted three potential sites from the original ten: Dame Shirley Plaza, the Feather Publishing parcel, and the Stone House property in East Quincy. Dame Shirley Plaza is a contentious choice due to community opposition, but it offers excellent appeal and functionality, along with potential property sale benefits to the county.
The new Quincy Courthouse is planned to be a 54,000 square feet, 3-courtroom facility with secured parking for judicial officers. It will replace the existing Quincy Courthouse, which faces seismic deficiencies and maintenance issues.

The project is a high-priority initiative for the judicial branch. When a site is chosen, the Design-Build phase, including construction, is expected to begin in July 2025 and conclude in January 2029.

The public information meeting will take place in Serpilio Hall on October 4th from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and a livestream will be available via Zoom.