Monday, March 11, 2019, Waukesha County leaders kick off the Waukesha County Courthouse Project by beginning demolition of the intake court building, which will serve as the construction site of a new Secure Courtroom addition.
“This project will improve public safety for the residents who use our courthouse and employees while accounting for our growing population,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “It’s the culmination of years of strategic planning and budgeting by Waukesha County staff that will ensure our facilities continue to serve residents for decades into the future.”
Approximately 52,000 square feet of intake courtroom and unused jail space will be demolished. A 62,000 square-foot, four-story, eight-courtroom addition will be built on the site, which is located next to the Waukesha County Jail. The new facility will feature improved security and prisoner transport to courtrooms by eliminating the need to escort inmates through public courthouse spaces. Members of the public will also gain improved access to the new courtrooms through efficient facility layout. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.
About the Waukesha County Courthouse Project
The Waukesha County Courthouse Project will occur in two steps to expand and modernize the facilities. Construction on the new, secure courtroom facility is now underway. In 2022, renovation will begin on the existing courthouse structure, built in 1959, to update aging mechanical systems, create a more efficient layout, and increase accessibility.
About Waukesha County
The mission of Waukesha County government is to promote the health, safety and quality of life of citizens while fostering an economically vibrant community. More information is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov.