Auburn City Council received a comprehensive update on Thursday regarding the plans for the expansion of the city’s court facilities, with the project aiming for completion by fall 2024.
According to The Citizen, Council heard from Dan Wilson, a partner at Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation. This follows the council’s approval in July of a $185,000 agreement with the Albany-based firm for consulting services on the court expansion project.
The recent relocation of the Cayuga County’s Women, Infants and Children program from the building has opened up the opportunity a this much-needed expansion.
The firm is nearing the completion of over half of the project’s design development and is also preparing pre-bid construction documents.
The plan includes separate holding areas for incarcerated men and women, a secure circulation path, a jury deliberation room, and the relocation of drug treatment court offices.
The estimated construction costs for the project currently stand at around $2.9 million. Auburn and Cayuga County, the owner of the building, are collaborating to see this project through.
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