The success of the new juvenile justice center, the first in the nation to achieve LEED Gold certification, can be attributed to the true synergy of a dedicated project team led by Vanir/Cornerstone. Situated on 17 acres, this 360-bed, state-of-the-art structure includes a five-courtroom building and facilities for treating medical and dental needs. In addition, public defenders, district attorneys and other officials have on-campus offices within the center.
The outreach program developed for this project was the most extensive participation goal created by the County of Alameda, with a 60 percent local business contribution. Fourteen small local businesses were involved in the project, with contracts totaling more than $10.7 million.