YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The project to relocate Youngstown Municipal Court is moving forward.
The court is moving out of City Hall and into the City Hall Annex at the corner of Front Street and Market Street after complaints of safety hazards at the outdated old building.
On Tuesday, the city’s Design Review Committee approved the architect’s request to build a judge’s parking garage. The addition would be on the old city Annex Building on W. Front Street.
Renovation work has already begun on the exterior of the building. The city is also receiving bids for the remainder of the project.
“It’s a $7 million renovation that includes the courtrooms on the top floor, the probation office on the first floor, short-term detention in the basement, judge’s garage addition and offices throughout the building,” said John DeFrance, architect with Olsavsky Jaminet Architects, Inc.
Construction on the building is expected to take about a year to complete.