Santa Ana, CA (October 5, 2017) — Pedestrian traffic has been rerouted surrounding the Building 16 construction area to ensure the safety of those walking through the Civic Center in Santa Ana.
The County has installed fencing along the Building 16 construction area and is installing additional easy-to-follow directional signs to help pedestrians navigate through the Civic Center. The Promenade (also known as the Walk of Honor), which previously extended from Ross St. to N. Broadway, will be closed until late 2019. A map of the impacted area is available at bit.ly/2gbFnQk.
“We are committed to the safety of the general public and County staff,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District Supervisor. “While ongoing construction involves some short-term inconveniences, we look forward to the long-term positive impact that the new building will have on our ability to serve Orange County residents.”
South-facing entrances remain open during the day for the Hall of Finance at 625 N. Ross Street (Building 11) and the Hall of Records at 630 N. Broadway (Building 12). Entrances to the offices of the Auditor-Controller and Clerk-Recorder in Building 12 are unaffected by the construction. For members of the public visiting the Assessor’s Office in Building 11, they are advised to enter through Building 12. Those planning on visiting the Treasurer-Tax Collector may enter through the main south entrance to Building 11, which is fenced and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed at night.
“Our goal during construction is to minimize impact to members of the public and ensure continued access to County services,” said Vice Chair Andrew Do, First District Supervisor. “When the new Building 16 is complete, with features such as the new One Stop public counter, it will be even easier for the people of Orange County to access necessary services.”
Parking in the Civic Center area is available at the parking locations listed below and at the following link: bit.ly/2vg5mfv. All alternate parking lots have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible parking spaces.
- Parking Lot 5: Adjacent to the Old Orange County Courthouse, east of Broadway between
Civic Center Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard. *Enter lot from Civic Center Drive
- Parking Lot 8: Adjacent to the Health Care Agency building, west of Broadway between
Santa Ana Boulevard and Fifth Street.
- Parking Lot 6: Adjacent to the State Building and Appellate Court, west of Ross Street on
the north side of Santa Ana Boulevard.
- Parking Lot 3: Adjacent to the Santa Ana Public Library, west of Ross Street on the south
side of Civic Center Drive.
- Parking Lot 2: Adjacent to the Superior Court-Central Justice Center, east of Flower Street
between Civic Center Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard.