Salem Trial Court

Designer: Goody Clancy Associates
Contractor: Daniel O'Connell Sons
Project Type: CM at Risk
Project Cost: $106.5 Million
Gross Square Feet: 195,000
Design Start: June 2007
Completion Date: December 2011

This project consists of a new state-of-the-art judicial facility on a 3.9 acre site between Federal, North and Bridge Streets in Salem, MA. It includes a 5 story main bar and a 3 story Juvenile Wing with a lower level. The complex houses 11 court rooms with a large Jury Pool Room, 12 Detainee Cells in the Lower Level, the District Attorney's Offices with a Grand Jury Room and administrative offices for 225 Staff, Security Officers and Judges. The project will achieve a LEED Silver Certificate.

Project Features:
 

  • LEED Silver Certificate (anticipated)
  • Reconfiguration of traffic patterns on North & Bridge Streets
  • Reconstruction of North & Bridge Streets, the west traffic ramp and removal of the East traffic ramp
  • Moving of the existing First Baptist Church to a new location on site where it will be renovated for use as a Law Library (connected to the new building)
  • Demolition of three houses and the rear portion of the church

As part of the project, the Salem Superior Court and County Commissioner's Building will be vacated and available for redevelopment, as will the Salem District Court. Once funding is secured, the existing historic Probate & Family Court will undergo a comprehensive renovation in order to complete the goal of consolidating five court departments into two adjacent buildings.

Salem Trial Court

Salem Trial Court  

Salem Trial Court

Salem Trial Court

Salem Trial Court

Salem Trial Court

Salem Trial Court  

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