DUBLIN -- A new Alameda County Hall of Justice complex featuring 13 courtrooms, judges' chambers and 40,000 feet of office space is inching a little closer to reality.

On Tuesday, the Dublin City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the 197,000-square-foot facility, first approved in 2004. Despite the approvals, the project has been delayed for years. In that time, it has also been slightly scaled down, from 22 acres to 20 acres located next to the Santa Rita Jail on Gleason Drive.

The building will be five stories tall and have 818 parking spots. Once complete, it will relocate operations of the Alameda County Superior Court from its current location at 5672 Stoneridge Drive in Pleasanton.

"We've been waiting for this project for a long time and are definitely happy to see it move forward," said Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti.

The land the project would be on is already owned by the county. It was purchased, along with the land that houses the jail and sheriff's training facility, from the military in the 1940s.

On Tuesday,, members of the public will be able to speak about the project before the council votes on whether to adopt a resolution approving the site development review for the facility. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin.

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