Wednesday, May 29, 2024

County releases renderings of new district court building


The Coryell County Commissioners Court and contractors with Butler-Cohen and Southwest Architects shared an update on the construction of a new downtown building that will house the 440th District Court.

Also called the Leon Street Annex, Commissioner Scott Weddle and Jeff Heffelfinger with Southwest Architects presented renderings of the new district court building at a commissioners’ court meeting on Tuesday, April 23.

Weddle said construction crews poured the slab for the foundation last week and completed the initial electrical and plumbing lines. The new building will be located along South 5th Street.

The project was approved for a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $8,016,114.53 in December 2023.

The building will also hold offices for justice-of-the-peace courts, constables for Precincts 3 and 4, and Texas Game Wardens. Weddle adds that other county departments will also move into the space.

The building plans also include a 120-seat district courtroom, jury box, bailiff space, and state-approved inmate holding cells, according to a previous article by The Messenger.

The Leon Street Annex is scheduled to be completed by January 2025.