Commissioners See Plans For New Juvenile And Probate Court Building

4/17/19 – 5:00 A.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners saw preliminary drawings for a new probate and juvenile court building Tuesday. Garmann Miller and Associates presented plans for a 28,000 square-foot building. They did not have a cost estimate for the building and promised to bring back new plans in a six to eight weeks.

Commissioner Mark Gazarek says the county wants to spend between $4 million and $5 million on the project. He believed the plans presented Tuesday could cost up to $11 million.

Gazarek says the existing court is around 8,000 square feet. He says previous discussions indicated the new building would be 11,000 square feet. Judge Kristen Johnson questioned spending $4 million for an extra 3,000 square feet.

Garmann Miller will come back with new plans and a three dimensional model in six to eight weeks.

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