The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has approved a five-year capital improvement plan with a budget of $425 million to bring new projects and changes to the county.

The county said in the next five years there are 16 projects slated for new construction and facilities that total $341.3 million. An additional $83.74 million will be used for existing facility and park improvements under the plan, which is also called a CIP.

“The CIP is a useful tool for documenting project priorities, managing fund resources, making budget recommendations, providing schedules, and establishing staffing levels for project management,” Supervisor Robert Rickman, chair of the Board of Supervisors, said in a statement.

The former In-Shape building at 6 S. El Dorado St. in Stockton will become the new home for the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, one of 16 projects being funded by the county’s five-year capital improvement plan. (Harika Maddala/Bay City News/Catchlight Local)

There will be three construction projects for Health Care Services, which provides services and care to county residents, a replacement of the facility at 420 S. Wilson Way in Stockton that will house the county Public Health Services operations, and new upgrades and work will also be seen for the old Stockton courthouse.

Currently the old courthouse hosts the District Attorney’s Office, but included in the CIP will be the demolition of the building, resulting in the District Attorney’s Office moving to the former In-Shape gym building located at 6 S. El Dorado St. in Stockton.

Since last year, the county had already begun phases of a morgue replacement, a replacement space and warehouse for Emergency Medical Services, and four new county Sheriff’s Office facilities.

The four facilities will be for detention, inmate classroom, staff training, and a new evidence storage space.

“The approved projects are necessary improvements for the health and welfare of County staff, our residents, and the services we provide. We are looking forward to seeing these important upgrades completed and thank all those who worked diligently to compile the information available in this plan,” Rickman said.

A list of all of the projects for the CIP can be found on the county’s website.

Victoria Franco is a reporter based in Stockton covering San Joaquin County for Bay City News Foundation and its nonprofit news site Local News Matters. She is a Report for America corps member.

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