Benton County officials view courtrooms in Bentonville

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF A view of the Benton County Courthouse on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 on the Bentonville square.

Benton County's justices of the peace got a firsthand look at the circuit court facilities Thursday night.

Financial aid

Walton family interests have supported plans to keep the court and related offices in downtown Bentonville. The Walton Family Foundation made $2.8 million available to renovate the courthouse and to buy land on Northeast Second Street. Walton family has said they’ll build a parking garage on Northeast B Street, near the downtown sites, and make space available for county and courts-related parking if the courts stay downtown. The Waltons offer reduces the cost of a downtown building project by about $11 million, according to information presented by consultants on the project.

Source: Staff report

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