Bay County Juvenile Courthouse plans moving forward

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County commissioners awarded a contract Tuesday to JRA Architects Inc. for the design of the new juvenile justice courthouse. 

JRA Architects Inc. has 148 days to complete the design of the building and present a guaranteed max price back to the commissioners. 

This new courthouse comes after the federal courthouse was at risk of going away. Commissioners presented this plan of a new building in order to preserve the federal courthouse in our district.  

Bay County commissioner, Robert Carroll, says it is vital to have a federal courthouse in our area. 

“You always like to have a federal courthouse,” Carroll said. “There are jobs that come with it like federal marshals. Just having those different occupants here in our county is a good asset to have.” 

After design plans are approved, contractors will have one year to complete the building.

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