The Jacksonville City Council has approved legislation authorizing a long delayed plan to overhaul the old Federal Courthouse to house the State Attorney’s office.
Funding for the 26-million dollar project was always part of the 350-million dollar Courthouse project, but ran into design delays.
The original developer was dropped and the project was rebid but none of the new bids came in under budget.
Through negotiations with the new construction company, the city struck a deal that satisfied the city and State Attorney Angela Corey.
Corey says she’s happy construction will finally get started.
She says her current location, the City Hall Annex, is in bad shape.
The elevators often break down and the building has water and mold issues.
Construction is now estimated to be completed by the fall of 2014.