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County Wants Courthouse Design Input
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Johnson County officials are looking for public input for design possibilities for $30.8 million in courthouse renovations that will show up as a referendum vote for in November.
Voters have voted down designs for a justice center, which included both jail and courthouse renovations, in the last two years. This proposed annex includes only the courthouse.
County supervisors say, the previous designs were turned down, in part, because voters felt like they didn't have a voice in the design process. They are essentially starting from scratch with this design, in the hope of giving people a palatable option in the voting booth.
The county wants to have some concrete design ideas by the end of July, at the Iowa State Fair.