The Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe is 64 years old and has many problems, so the county wants voters to approve a quarter-cent rise in the sales tax to build a new one. The courthouse project would cost about $182 million, and the replacement building would be expected to last almost until the 22nd century. A majority of the county commissioners are convinced that putting up a new building would be less expensive than keeping the current one. The tax would also pay for a new lab for autopsies. The current courthouse is at 100 N. Kansas Ave.; the new building would be directly across Santa Fe Street to the north.
The Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe is 64 years old and has many problems, so the county wants voters to approve a quarter-cent rise in the sales tax to build a new one. The courthouse project would cost about $182 million, and the replacement building would be expected to last almost until the 22nd century. A majority of the county commissioners are convinced that putting up a new building would be less expensive than keeping the current one. The tax would also pay for a new lab for autopsies. The current courthouse is at 100 N. Kansas Ave.; the new building would be directly across Santa Fe Street to the north. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
The Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe is 64 years old and has many problems, so the county wants voters to approve a quarter-cent rise in the sales tax to build a new one. The courthouse project would cost about $182 million, and the replacement building would be expected to last almost until the 22nd century. A majority of the county commissioners are convinced that putting up a new building would be less expensive than keeping the current one. The tax would also pay for a new lab for autopsies. The current courthouse is at 100 N. Kansas Ave.; the new building would be directly across Santa Fe Street to the north. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com

Fate of Johnson County’s aging courthouse is up to voters

October 11, 2016 12:00 PM

UPDATED October 11, 2016 12:00 PM

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