FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Fresno Superior Court announced Friday that it has been selected to receive a new courthouse.

The court says with an authorized budget of approximately $749 million the project will culminate in an estimated 413,000-square-foot courthouse with 36 courtrooms.

According to the court,  the Judicial Council of California is required to regularly reassess projects identified in its “Update to Trial Court-Outlay Plan and Prioritization,” adopted on October 24, 2008. 

All sites being considered according to the court are within a half-mile radius of the existing courthouse.