Frame of Wake justice center complete

Posted February 7, 2011

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— Wake County commissioners on Monday signed a steel beam that was then lifted into place to complete the frame of the county's new justice center downtown.

Crews broke ground on the $188 million project last May, and it is expected to be completed by the summer of 2013.

The 11-story, 577,000-square-foot building on Martin Street between McDowell and Salisbury streets will replace Wake County's 40-year-old courthouse. It will include more than 40 courtrooms and is designed to meet the county's criminal justice needs for the next 30 to 50 years.


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  • ur1friend Feb 9, 2011

    When did this get approved???

  • thinkin out loud Feb 7, 2011

    $188,000,000.00 and its designed to meet the needs for the next 30 to 50 years. Assuming it meets the 50 year need, thats $3,760,000.00 per year in building cost alone.

    Wake county just completed remodeling most of the courtrooms in the old courthouse which was built in the 70's and there are courtrooms that sit empty everday.

    This new facility will have 40 courtrooms. Where are you going to get 40 judges????

  • Stand-In-The-Door Feb 7, 2011

    Got to take care of those criminals. Who cares about those city and county employees who lost their jobs.