New Government Facilities Coming to Orland

(Orland) The five building complex formerly known as "Sapphire Plaza" has been sold, and will be converted into new offices and training facilities for two government agencies.  The Glenn County Office of Education (GCOE) and the Glenn County Department of Health  and Human Services (HHSA) will soon be moving into the 35,000 square foot complex at 123 - 131 East Walker Street.  The GCOE will use about 16,000 square feet for training and educational facilities and the HHSA will take about 18,000 square feet for administrative and program services.  Two other tenants, Papa Muphy's Pizza and a Redding Bank of Commerce ATM will remain on site and open for business.  The project marks a remarkable development milestone.  Sapphire Plaza was built in the midst of the massive economic downturn, and the new buildings have sat mostly vacant since 2010.  The developer for the new government project is Modern Building, Inc.  The sale was brokered by Mike Donnelly of Coldwell Banker Commercial.