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2003 News from Mecklenburg County


July 21, 2003

WHAT:    New Courthouse Groundbreaking Ceremony
     
WHEN:    Thursday, July 24, 2003 -    Noon
  
WHERE:  Corner of 4th and McDowell Streets, Charlotte

WHO:      Tom Cox, Chairman, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
                Harry Jones, Mecklenburg County Manager
                Robert P. Johnston, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge
                Fritz Mercer, Chief District Court Judge

WHY:      The New Mecklenburg County Courthouse is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2006. The Judicial Center complex will feature the new courthouse, renovated facilities for criminal justice system agencies and a new parking deck. The new courthouse will be nine stories high, 568,000 square feet and consist of 34 fully functional courtrooms. An additional five courtrooms will be "shelled," ready to be furnished and staffed when the need arrives. A new parking deck to serve the Judicial Center is currently in the design phase.

More information on the Judicial Center project



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