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New courthouse

County presents schematic design renderings for new courthouse

Johnson County Government today presented schematic design renderings of its new county courthouse to the Board of County Commissioners.

The designs were shown during a committee of the whole presentation. Commissioners were updated on the project’s goals, design process, site and building design, construction timeline, budget and next steps. The seven-story courthouse will be approximately 320,000 square feet with 28 courtrooms, expandable to 36 courtrooms in the future.

The building will include space for the district attorney’s office, jury services, sheriff security, Judicial Information Management System (JIMS) staff, court clerk, court legal help center, law library, court administration, court trustee and a secure tunnel to the Olathe Adult Detention Central Booking facility.

Schematic designs will be submitted to the city of Olathe in late March for planning review. Groundbreaking is slated for July with construction to follow. Johnson County’s Department of Facilities Management is leading the courthouse project with a design-build team that includes JE Dunn, Fentress Architects, Civitas and TreanorHL.

Courthouse schematic design renderings are available to download online along with additional project details at jocogov.org/courthouse.