The current design for the new 270,000 SF Lowell Justice Center in the historic Hamilton Canal District of downtown Lowell is a modern, energy efficient building that will set a new courthouse standard for sustainable design and quality of environment for visitors and staff. There are seventeen courtrooms with state-of-the-art security and technology features. An artist has been commissioned to integrate Lowell historic architecture and diversification as well as judicial influence into the front entry glass curtain wall system.
The completed facility will contain the operations of the District, Housing, Superior, Juvenile and Probate and Family Courts. It will also contain office space for court staff, a Law Library, a detainee holding area, the Registry of Deeds, office of the District Attorney, and a Grand Jury Room. The Lowell Justice Center will act at the cornerstone for the entry into the Hamilton Canal District and will be the first new building construction for Lowell’s Hamilton Canal District development master plan.
Consistent with the state’s commitment to the environment, this model courthouse is designed to achieve LEED Gold and possibly could attain Platinum Certification.