Albemarle Logo
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-259    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Action Items
File created: 4/6/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/21/2021 Final action:
Title: Update on Completion of Courts Project Programming Phase.
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Courts Programming Summary
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
No records to display.
AGENDA DATE: 4/21/2021

Update on Completion of Courts Project Programming Phase

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Receive update on General Courts Project Programming Phase and Approve Commencement of Schematic Design Phase

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Henry, Stewart, Abplanalp

PRESENTER (S): Trevor Henry, Lance Stewart, Blake Abplanalp

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: On December 17, 2018, Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville executed an inter-governmental agreement to redevelop the Levy Opera House and site located at 350 Park Street to serve as a co-located General District Court (GDC) and to house the Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney (ACA) offices. This project includes the design, demolition, renovations and new construction associated with the joint City-County General District Court operations. The project also includes renovation of the historical Albemarle County Courts Complex to serve the Albemarle County Circuit Court.

On July 2, 2020, the design services contract with Fentress Architects was fully executed. The Programming Phase of design began with review and confirmation of three programming studies from 2012, 2015, and 2017. This work also included multiple stakeholder meetings, review of population and courts caseload data, and consultations with the Virginia Judicial System and Thomas Jefferson Area Community Criminal Justice Board.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations - Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: The focus of the presentation will be on the Programming Phase of design. Programming requirements are the biggest factor in determining the size and layout of the facilities for this construction project. The programming is paired with adjacency blocking and stacking diagrams, which allow the project team to create the best "fit" of ...

Click here for full text