Bay County Clerk of Court docket and finance division get new constructing

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Inside reconstruction has been accomplished on a brand new constructing on the Bay County Courthouse campus.

At 225 McKenzie Avenue in Panama Metropolis was once the outdated juvenile detention heart and extra just lately housed code enforcement and engineering.

However the constructing sat vacant for the previous decade.

Capital Initiatives Supervisor Fred Brown oversaw the reconstruction and mentioned the constructing was in unhealthy form after they began.

He feels the finance division and Clerk of Court docket will probably be more than happy to be again in a centralized location, as they’ve been understanding of the Bay County Authorities Heart since Hurricane Michael.

“Once we checked out this area, someplace extra to place them with out doing a full buildout,” Brown mentioned. “This constructing was in fairly good condition structurally so we got here in and we demoed all the constructing simply to the outside partitions. We changed the entire plumbing, the entire electrical, and the entire mechanical in right here after which did the buildout.”

The constructing nonetheless must be furnished which is anticipated to occur quickly. Brown additionally mentioned the parking zone will probably be completed within the subsequent two weeks climate allowing.

Town accomplished its ultimate inspection earlier this morning and staff ought to be capable of transfer in quickly.

Brown can also be the venture supervisor for the brand new juvenile justice courthouse set to be constructed on the courthouse campus.

The Bay County Fee voted Tuesday to approve the funding for the venture.

“We nonetheless should go to the board on the GMP, the contract, the value, to get it authorised, and so on,” Brown mentioned. “As soon as they approve then we will transfer ahead. We will begin speaking about scheduling, we will begin speaking about schedule values, issues of that nature to maneuver it alongside.”

Brown mentioned the brand new juvenile justice courthouse is slated to be connected to the primary courthouse to permit the campus to be extra linked.

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