1/29/15 – 5:34 A.M.
A new study says the best location for a Seneca County justice center is in downtown Tiffin. The Courier reports the study indicates the East Tower property in downtown Tiffin would be the best location for the center. A rough estimate of $11.5 million was given as the cost to renovate an existing building and add new space. However, no design work has been done.
The issue is far from a done deal though. A separate study from last year says the ideal location would be the site of the former courthouse. That project would include a 36,000 square foot building and a connection to the 18,000 square foot county annex building. The estimated cost for that was $8.5 million.
Those behind the new study say building downtown would help bolster redevelopment in that area. They also think a $1.5 million historical tax credit would help bring down the price.
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