Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson is throwing a new proposal at commissioners that would consolidate the county courts into downtown Elkhart. While County Commissioners have been adamant that the courts in Goshen and Elkhart must merge into one building, they hadn’t consider picking one of the downtown areas as the new site.
The plan with the most traction, thus far, has been a new building near US 33 and CR 17.
The new proposal wouldn’t just consolidate county courts, it’s also designed to also create a new space for the city’s public safety divisions; which have each severely outgrown their current locations.
The Elkhart Truth reports the building would cover multiple blocks when including a parking garage joined by skyways. A consulting firm hired by the city suggests the new play could save the city and county about $17 million.
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