Business Journal: Court Leases Space At US Bank Tower

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, June 6, 2008
The California Court of Appeals has signed a short-term lease to occupy three floors while its 80-year-old building near the Capitol is renovated. The appeals court’s permanent home is the stately building at 914 Capitol Mall, built between 1924 and 1929. It is in dire need of renovation, presiding justice Art Scotland said. The renovation can’t occur with workers remaining inside as planned because of the presence of asbestos. Officials last week signed a four-year lease at 621 Capitol Mall for about 55,000 square feet. The court’s 99 workers are expect to move in by January. As part of that lease, a courtroom area will be created to hold monthly hearings. The court has the option to cancel after two years, which is how long the renovation is expected to take.