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What do you do with an old courthouse?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 —

News-Ledger Staff

What would you do with this landmark courthouse building erected in 1917? Would you convert it to office space? A museum? A school? Some sort of public market?

Now that Yolo County is constructing a replacement court, the old structure in Woodland will lose its original purpose. So county officials are looking to “consider alternative and innovative approaches to the reuse of the facility,” reports spokesperson Beth Gabor.

Yolo County Courthouse, finished in 1917 and seen here in 2011 (public domain photo/Wikipedia Commons)

Yolo County Courthouse, finished in 1917 and seen here in 2011 (public domain photo/Wikipedia Commons)

So, just what will you have to work with?

You get a building on the National Registry of Historic Places that was designed with Greek and Roman influences, encompasses 50,000 square feet and sits on 2.75 acres along Court Street, a block away from Woodland’s main drag.

“Yolo County’s objective is to consider this property in its suburban context as a fully utilized and valued asset that invites innovative design,” said Gabor. “Potential use could involve a lease of the property from the county. Any future use would need to take into account historic preservation restrictions and environmental conditions.”

Gabor quotes Mindi Nunez, deputy county administrator:

“We intend to use the ideas received from citizens, developers and others for planning purposes to make strategic decisions regarding future use of this property.”

Interested parties can arrange a tour by calling (530) 666-8426.

Ideas may be submitted by email (mindi.nunes@yolocounty.org) or mail (Office of the Yolo County Administrator, Attn: Mindi Nunes, 625 Court St., Suite 202, Woodland CA 95695).

For more information on submitting ideas, visit www.yolocounty.org.

Ideas are due by November 25.

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Elkhorn class wins ‘Think Green’ prize

ABOVE: Marisela Romero’s eighth-grade class at Elkhorn Village Elementary School earned a $500 class prize for participating in an energy conservation campaign co-sponsored by Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing and by the West Sacramento Education Foundation (information and photo courtesy of Cheslea Thompson of Beutler A.C. & Plumbing)

ABOVE: Marisela Romero’s eighth-grade class at Elkhorn Village Elementary School earned a $500 class prize for participating in an energy conservation campaign co-sponsored by Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing and by the West Sacramento Education Foundation (information and photo courtesy of Cheslea Thompson of Beutler A.C. & Plumbing)

[adrotate group=”9″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 27, 2013 —

Local students were invited to come up with energy-wise ideas as part of the ‘Think Green’ contest. Joining Elkhorn as winners were a first grade class from Westfield Village Elementary, which took second place and a $300 class prize, and second-graders at Westfield, who won third place and $200. Nearly 200 projects, models and essays came into the contest from students in Washington Unified. For more information on the education foundation, visit www.wsef.net. For information on Beutler, visit www.beutler.com.

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