Benton County Moves Ahead With Court Building

Posted: February 2, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Benton County will move ahead with plans for a new courthouse, but officials said the discussion likely will take months to complete.

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Feasibility Study

The full text of the feasibility study on Benton County’s proposed courts building can be found on the county website at www.bentoncountyar.gov

At A Glance

Benton County Courthouse

Benton County officials are considering a plan to build a courthouse to replace the one built in 1928.

• Option A would be built on the site of the old county jail in downtown Bentonville. The estimated cost is $49.6 million.

• Option B would be built across from the courthouse and tower on North Second Street in Bentonville. The estimated cost is $53.6 million.

• Options A and B include renovating the courthouse and tower for $8.9 million and expanding the Juvenile Justice Center on Melissa Drive for $3.3 million.

• Option C would be built on Southwest 14th Street near the jail, Road Department and Public Service Building. The estimated cost is $49.6 million.

Source: Staff Report

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