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Durham unveils new courthouse design

Posted July 25, 2008 2:14 p.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2008 9:45 p.m. EDT

— Officials on Thursday unveiled designs for the $101 million Durham County Justice Building, which is expected to replace the county courthouse in four years.

Construction on the 11-story, 298,430-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in late 2009. The site is between South Mangum and Roxboro streets, north of East Dillard Street and south of the Durham County Jail.

The building will include 16 courtrooms, and another nine courtrooms could be added later. A 900-space parking deck and a public plaza also will be part of the project.

In addition to housing Superior Court and District Court and various court-related offices, the building also will provide space for the Durham County Sheriff's Office.