Elkhart County chooses site for consolidated courts

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- Elkhart County announced it has selected the new site for its new consolidated courts project. It selected a 23-acre plot of land adjacent to Reliance Road in Goshen.

The building will be 4 stories tall with 13 courtrooms.

The main entrance will be located on Reliance Road (Old CR 17).

“A lot of tough decisions like where to locate the main entrance have now been made,” commented Suzie Weirick, President of the Elkhart County Commissioners. “This has only been possible through the collective work of our county leadership – especially our courts and law enforcement leaders who will use this new facility for generations to come.”

“After three decades of talk about a more efficient, conveniently located courts campus, we’re finally making big progress,” added Brad Rogers, County Commissioner, District 2. “This is a win for everyone in Elkhart County whether they live in one of our large cities, or any of our smaller towns.”

“You only do something like this once in a lifetime,” commented Frank Lucchese, Vice President, Elkhart County Commissioners. “So, while we’re moving at a good pace, we’re also making sure that the right people are participating in the visioning and planning sessions. As a result, this will be the best conceived and constructed court system we’ve ever had.”

It is estimated the project will cost $80 million.

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