Built in 1913, the Jacob Weinberger Bankruptcy Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Property Manager: Salvador Reyes
Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is no parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via MTS.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available at the front entrance to the building.
The only tenant is the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 100% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
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Several pieces of 1930s Works Progress Administration art with San Diego themes were installed after the 1994 renovation. These include a ceramic sculpture by T.J. Dixon and James Nelson, as well as these paintings: Esther Stevens Barney, Gateway to the Desert, second floor hallway; Belle Goldschlager Baranceanu, San Diego Mural, third floor west stairwell hallway; and unknown, San Diego Harbor, third floor east stairwell hallway.
History and Architecture
Fueled by plans to build the Panama Canal, the turn of the twentieth century brought aspirations of prosperity and status to San Diego. Civic leaders who lobbied for the construction of the canal hoped that the promise of increased commerce would establish San Diego as an international trade center rivaling San Francisco. A new federal building was commissioned to showcase San Diego's newfound standing and to provide governmental offices in anticipation of a burgeoning population and urban growth. To attract attention to the city, civic leaders began planning the 1915 Panama-California Exposition to celebrate the successful completion of the canal. The U.S. Courthouse was completed in 1913 and opened in time for the Exposition.
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Access & Hours of Operation
The building is fully operational (lighting and HVAC services) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenants may access the building 24 hours a day/7 days a week including federal holidays. A key card will be required for access at all times.
Proximity cards can be obtained from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Additional physical keys can be obtained from the GSA Property Manager. Additional keys are a reimbursable expense. Tenants are responsible for their own key control.
The U.S. Marshals Services provides internal security for the facility from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Federal Protective Service provides 24/7 perimeter security. FPS also provides a security guard at the parking lot vehicle entrance from 6 to 10 a.m. If a guard is needed but not present, please call FPS Denver Mega Center at 877-437-7411.
Joint Use/Shared Services
Standard services are commonly included as part of the rent charged by GSA as documented in the Occupancy Agreement. Reimbursable services are normally excluded from the rent and are funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Examples include after-hours lighting, special or after-hours cleaning, office space carpet cleaning, uninterruptible power services, and non-standard trash removal.
Maintenance & Service Requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 619-557-6564 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for janitorial, HVAC, elevator, lighting, or any other service provided by GSA in our building. A mechanic is on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Custodial Services: GSA provides cleaning for assigned space equal to commercial cleaning for similar space. The following services are standard: vacuuming, sweeping and dusting; emptying trash; servicing restrooms, lobbies, corridors, and other common areas; servicing loading docks and platforms; and window washing. Carpet spot removal can be done on an as-needed basis. Overall shampooing is done as a reimbursable service and should take place on a regular basis to preserve the appearance and condition of the carpet.
Lighting/HVAC: Ten hours of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting are provided at no additional cost during normal duty hours. Additional service outside this timeframe is available on a reimbursable basis with advanced notice to the GSA Property Management Office at 619-557-6564.
Utility Closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the GSA Property Management Office at 619-557-6564. Please do not install equipment in these closets without first contacting the GSA Property Management Office.
Tenant Controlled Space Alteration: Space alterations should not be performed without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. GSA can provide alteration solutions to meet your needs. Alteration projects are normally funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Also, it is building policy that work that might disrupt building tenants (e.g. paint fumes, construction noise, etc.) be accomplished after standard building operating hours.
Occupant Emergency Plan: The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for creating and updating the Occupant Emergency Plan. Please take time to become familiar with it, and participate in Building Security Committee meetings.
Displays: Please do not post or display any material outside tenant space without first contacting the GSA Property Manager at 619-696-2807.
Personal Property: Please do not put surplus items in building common space (i.e., corridors, elevators, loading dock, etc.). Doing so may impede egress should the building need to be evacuated. GSA will be glad to advise you about excessing surplus property.
Deliveries: To minimize disruption to other occupants, we encourage tenants to arrange large deliveries outside of normal business hours. If you plan for after-hour activities, please contact the GSA Property Manager at 619-696-2807 prior to making arrangements.
Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, plastic containers and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the GSA Property Management Office at 619-557-6564.