The Franklin County Commissioners were notified of a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant awarded to support the County Court Facility Improvement Project.
The grant will help offset costs associated with demolition and site preparation. Demolition is anticipated to begin in late October of this year. The total project is expected to cost $67 million.
“On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, we want to express our sincere gratitude to Senator Alloway and Representative Kauffman for their strong support of this project and its funding,” said Dave Keller, Chairman.
The project will include major renovations and new construction on several downtown properties. Since the last major expansion of court facilities in 1979, Franklin County has experienced nearly 40% population growth. Many commissioners have stated in the past that the addition of the new courthouse will significantly increase the safety of everyone who enters the courthouse.
“This grant represents an endorsement of Franklin County’s Court Facility Improvement Project,” stated Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski.
Senator Rich Alloway (R) said, “Franklin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth and the population growth has placed a strain on the County’s court system and facilities. The primary goal of the new project is to improve efficiency and security.”