Plans are now in the works for the construction of a new Gila County Superior Court facility in Payson, Arizona that will measure around 10,000 square feet.
The building will house space for the Gila County assessor, recorder, treasurer, and school superintendent’s office, while also providing room for court jury trials.
County officials have frequently complained that the current court facility at the intersection of Main Street and Arizona State Route 87 is too cramped and outdated.
Members of the Gila County Board of Supervisors have given their approval to building the new court facility as part of a larger nearly $10 million package of capital improvements.
Those improvements also include purchasing and updating a one-story, nearly 6,000 square foot building located at 112 W. Cedar Lane. That 30 year-old structure, according to county plans, will be re-purposed as a youth center, with space for a juvenile restoration and probation department.
A Gila County project that will take place in the city of Globe will see the construction of a new $3 million animal control facility, as well as just over $1 million in jail improvements.
When work will begin on the various projects has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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