The new East County Hall of Justice in Dublin, CA has now opened, at least partially.
This week the first courts and departments moved into the building and started operating. During the next few weeks other departments will make the move and the courthouse will then be fully operational.
The first day of limited operation was on Wednesday and I decided that despite the sweltering heat that I would take a walk and take a few pictures. It was only a short walk, but it was a bit tiring in the heat.
I am not looking forward to the increased traffic that the Hall of Justice will bring, but perhaps it won’t be as bad as I think it will be. I just hope that they have enough parking and that visitors or workers do not try and use the parking lots of the companies nearby.
Now for a look back at the construction progress over the past three years.
Construction started way back in the fall of 2014, so I have been following the progress for some time. See: Earth Movers Then and Now
Two years ago in July the building was rising out of the ground. I took a picture then as there was a grass fire that my students were talking about. See: The Week that Was and East County Hall of Justice
In September 2015 the building topped out. You can see more pictures of the topped out building by visiting East County Hall of Justice Top Out.
I posted another update in August of last year. The post has more pictures of the construction progress through the year. See: East County Hall of Justice Construction Update
I took this picture in April when the building really started to look like it was nearing completion. See: East County Hall of Justice Opening Soon
After almost three years of construction the building is finally starting to open up.