After several years of discussions, officials in Mohave County have at last agreed on a game plan for the construction of a new county courthouse.
The structure, which could cost just a little under $20 million to build, will go up in downtown Kingman and is expected to measure around 66,300 square feet.
The four-story building will house courtroom space, a lobby, judges’ chambers, staff areas and offices, and will be built adjacent to the existing Superior Courthouse at 401 E. Spring Street.
As currently planned, a bridge or enclosed corridor will also be built to connect the two structures.
A Request for Proposals has now been issued by the county, with a deadline date of December 6, for the project.
Money for the courthouse construction will be coming from a county quarter-cent sales tax.
The Phoenix-based Dick & Fritsche Design Group is handling the design for the project.
It is thought that it could take up to two years, once construction begins, to complete the project.
A common public space fronting the old and new planned structure will remain in place, as will an iconic 1928 copper statue dedicated to the veterans of World War I.
By Garry Boulard
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