PROJECT—On the Boards,Public Safety

Butte County Evidence Storage/Morgue Facility

Client: County of Butte

Size: 48,447 sq. ft.

Completion: Est. January 2022

Delivery Method: Design-Build

Location: Oroville, CA

Service: Pre-Design, Design, Construction Administration

Principal-in-Charge: Eric Fadness

Senior Project Manager/Project Architect: Mike Smith

General Contractor: McCarthy 

Mechanical Engineer: Capital

Electrical Engineer: The Engineering Enterprise

Structural Engineer: CYS

Civil Engineer: Rolls Anderson Rolls

Medical Equipment: Criterion Systems

Cost Estimating: Cumming Corporation


The project consists of design and construction of a new building housing both evidence storage and a morgue facility. The evidence storage area of the new building will provide space for a body extraction garage; evidence processing area; a conditioned computer lab, forensic lab, record storage, and narcotics and DNA storage. A new high density storage system will provide 3-times the current storage capacity. The new morgue area of the new building will provide a morgue sallyport; two autopsy suites with 3 autopsy stations; refrigeration storage for up to 40 bodies; and office space for coroner staff. Exterior improvements consist of new visitor parking; a secure yard for staff and official vehicle parking; covered evidence parking; storage; emergency generator; trash enclosure with separate bio-hazardous waste storage.

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