Benton County Officials Look For Courthouse Options

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- All options for a new circuit court facility need to be weighed, Benton County officials said.

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Courthouse Plans

Benton County is considering building a new circuit courts and related offices. A study estimated building on the site of the old juvenile detention center would have 86,824 square feet of space and, coupled with renovating the courthouse and tower, would cost $49.6 million. Building downtown across Second Street would give an additional 106,875 square feet of space and with courthouse renovation cost about $53.6 million. Building a facility on Southwest 14th Street would give the courts about 120,675 square feet of space and cost $49.6 million.

Source: Benton County

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