01: Facilities Space Modernization Project

Project Statement:

This project will provide funding for land acquisition, design, construction, and/or equipping of public/governmental use facilities and/or renovations, improvements, additions to, and equipping of existing facilities so as to provide expanded modern space for community, governmental, and judicial functions currently provided at the existing historic Courthouse and annex.  Depending upon costs and funding availability, this new space will provide approximately 142,000 square feet of building space for community functions currently provided at the existing historic Courthouse and annex plus space for additional courts, alternative courts, separate holding space for juvenile detainees, separate travel spaces for visitors, inmates, and judicial staff, and other related functions such as determined to be necessary for an effective and modern judicial space.  This project will provide funding for the renovation of the existing historic Courthouse and annex into a facility for governmental operations and/or other uses benefitting the Unified Government and/or community, which may also include child care and/or the use of any unused space for commercial and/or retail use.  Depending upon costs and funding availability, the Facilities Space Modernization Program will further serve as a mechanism to facilitate enhanced employee and/or community well-being initiatives.  Examples of employee and community well-being initiatives could be elder care, child care, or other similar activities.  Additionally, to the extent allowed by law, funds may be used as matching funds for leveraging grant opportunities.

Estimated Cost:  
SPLOST 2020 Budget
$77,900,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
$315,000

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