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Public invited to see early concepts for new Johnson County Courthouse next week

An early artist rendering of the proposed new Johnson County Courthouse, which should come into clearer focus next week during two public meetings, Feb. 6 and 7, for residents to see new early concepts for the courthouse.
An early artist rendering of the proposed new Johnson County Courthouse, which should come into clearer focus next week during two public meetings, Feb. 6 and 7, for residents to see new early concepts for the courthouse. File photo

Johnson County will hold two public meetings, Feb. 6 and 7, for residents to see early concepts for the new county courthouse.

Residents can ask questions and provide suggestions for the project. Construction is expected to begin later this year and be completed in 2021.

The first public engagement session is set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe.

The second session is 6 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.

Voters approved a public safety sales tax in November 2016 to pay for the new courthouse and a medical examiner facility.

Designers are developing planning details, addressing parking needs and working with the city of Olathe to integrate the courthouse project into the current downtown landscape. Those plans will be discussed at the public forums.

Lynn Horsley: 816-226-2058, @LynnHorsley

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