New Judicial Building Proposal Unveiled

Leaders in Rutherford County are considering a new justice center given the area’s explosive population growth, the Murfreesboro Post reports. The panel reviewing the plan will vote in November whether to move forward with the design phase. Officials predict the total cost of the new facility could run as much as $72 million. Under the proposal, the center would consist of a 200,000-square-foot courthouse, with 16 courtrooms and a secure underground parking garage. An additional free standing parking garage with 366 spaces would be constructed nearby. The new building would be located on Maple Street across from the Rutherford County Clerk’s Office.