Construction set to get underway on $20 million SLO County Juvenile Hall expansion

Oct 23, 2014

Construction is set to get underway next week on a $20 million expansion of San Luis Obispo County's Juvenile Hall.

The facility is located on Highway 1, not far from the Cuesta College campus and Camp San Luis Obispo.

The project will add 20 new sleeping rooms, three classrooms, a mental health treatment office, two interview/counseling rooms, a multipurpose gymnasium, staff bathrooms, male and female staff locker rooms, a training/conference room, and staff offices to the existing structure.

The total size of the expansion is more than 23,000 square feet, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department.

More than half of the cost to build the expansion comes from state, which is contributing $13 million in funding for the project.

A Santa Maria-based company won the construction bid. The project is expected to be finished in two years.