Why do we need a new courthouse?

The Historic Courthouse does not have the space and security features needed for our court system today. Moreover, courts, the Sheriff, and court support personnel are located in 7 different buildings in the courthouse area, which is inefficient and not as safe for employees and the public. The new court building will house all of the courts, offices for the Circuit Court Clerk, General District Court Clerk, Commonwealth's Attorney, and Sheriff's Court Security, as well as provide enhanced security, secure holding facilities, and more parking.

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1. Will the Historic Courthouse or any of the other historic buildings on the courthouse green be demolished to make space for the new courthouse?
2. Why do we need a new courthouse?
3. How much is the new courthouse expected to cost?
4. Does the County need to acquire any land to construct the new courthouse?