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Demolition begins at Waukesha County Courthouse for expansion project

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Waukesha County leaders kicked off a new construction project by beginning demolition of the intake court building Monday morning.

Leaders say around 52,000 sq. ft. of intake courtroom and unused jail space will be demolished to make way for the 62,000 sq. ft., four-story and eight-courtroom addition.

The new building will be located next to the Waukesha County Jail.

“As you can imagine, a secure courthouse is vital to a secure community,” Waukesha County Circuit Court chief judge Jennifer Dorow said. “The design of the building itself and the flow of the building is really the cornerstone of courthouse security.”

The construction on the new addition will be completed by 2021. Renovations on the remaining portions of the courthouse will begin in 2022.

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