Author: 
Aziza Jackson
Publication: 
Correctional News
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In The News

Johnson County Focuses on Accessibility with New $193 Million Courthouse

OLATHE, Kan. — Accessibility is said to be the focal point of a new courthouse construction project currently underway in Johnson County. According to the Kansas City Star, the $193 million project is currently in the concept and design phase, with a number of partners on board, including the Johnson County commissioners, the City of Olathe, and Olathe’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board.

The new courthouse was designed by Fentress Architects and TreanorHL, and is being constructed by JE Dunn Construction. According to Fentress Architects’ website, the seven-story, 140-foot-tall structure will be the tallest building in Olathe.

FOX4kc.com reports that the new building will reportedly sit at the corner of E. Santa Fe Street and N. Kansas Avenue in Olathe, right across the street from the current Johnson County Courthouse.