April 9 and 16 board hearings scheduled for courthouse site selection

March 20, 2015

Multnomah County Court House plaqueOn Thursday, April 9 the courthouse project team will update the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on the results of due diligence performed on the county-owned Hawthorne Bridgehead preferred-site and block 128 (parking lot between the KOIN Tower and the Marriott Hotel) alternate-site for the Central Courthouse project. 

The briefing will be the final update before the board selects the site for the future Central Courthouse at a public meeting on Thursday, April 16.

The due diligence process includes an evaluation of environmental, geotechnical, seismic, traffic, transit and parking impacts, among other analysis. It also includes a summary of stakeholder and public input collected from an online survey, two open houses, and interviews. 

The purpose of the open houses was to share important information about the multi-million dollar project and hear what members of the public like and dislike about each of the sites.  Members of the community will have additional opportunities to provide public comment on the two sites on Thursday, April 9 and Thursday, April 16 before the board makes its final decision on the site at the April 16 board meeting.

Updates on the central courthouse project and frequently asked questions will continue to be provided on the Multnomah County Central Courthouse page.