Today a colleague and I took a walk over to visit our new neighbor. We wanted to see what the inside of the new East County Hall of Justice in Dublin looked like.
You may remember that I have followed the construction of the building since they first broke ground several years ago. I will provide a list of links at the bottom of the page to the previous posts.
I have been watching the parking lots get fuller and fuller each week as different departments have moved into the two buildings of the East County Hall of Justice. This morning the parking lot across the street from us was completely full.
Here is the sign at the main entrance of the complex.
Once we were in the building we went to the court house side. The building looks very modern inside and of course very new and clean. We decided to take the elevators up to the top floor to see what the view was like from the top.
We were really interested in seeing how much parking was available. There is some concern that if people have difficulty finding parking places that they will use other parking lots in the area. Today there would have been no problems finding a parking space.
I really like the view looking toward Livermore. You get a good view of the Livermore Hills in the distance.
Looking down you can see that we are directly above the entrance way shown in the previous picture.
I really like the design of the building with the hallways open on one side to the outside. The people waiting to enter the court rooms will have a great view. Today the hallways were quiet and mostly empty although there were hearings going on in some of the courtrooms.
We then went down to the 1st floor and were going to check out the cafe. However, it was already closed.
Overall the building looks very nice. I have yet to stay late enough at work to see how the building looks at night all lit up, but it won’t be too many months until it will be dark when I leave work and I will get a good view.
Traffic has been getting a bit worse in the mornings, and I am not sure if they have had any large jury pools yet. That will be the test.
I hope I am never required to visit this building, but I am sure that some of my readers will have to serve jury duty there someday.