The County is looking for feedback about what to do about the courthouse. Their current two options include moving to a new facility on Morris Road, or remodeling within the existing building, and property. We added a 3rd common option: to stay in the downtown area, but in a new location and building. Heart of Brevard would like your opinion on this and some pros and cons for each are shown below. Please view the information below before viewing the survey, then vote for your preference.
If you have concerns about this, please email the County at:firstname.lastname@example.org .
List of Pros & Cons – Courthouse Pros & Cons – HOB
List of Pros & Cons – Architect’s Presentation:
Please email your thoughts and suggestions to: email@example.com.
Please feel free to take our brief online survey:
Other related links to studies and articles about courthouse locations:
Study – Public Buildings Keep Town Centers Alive: http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/pbs/PC_jrnl_Pub_bldgs_keep_townctrs_alive.pdf
Study – The importance of Government Facilities in Downtowns: http://fyi.uwex.edu/downtowneconomics/files/2012/08/DowntownCountySeatStudyFinal.pdf
Study – Economic Impact of Historic Preservation – courthouse “rehabilitation” that has caused economic improvement in Texas: http://www.thc.state.tx.us/public/upload/publications/economic-impact-historic-preservation.pdf
Study – Restoring courthouses for positive economic impact: http://www.landmarks.org/pdfs/DriehausCourthouseInitiativeReport_FINAL_Spreads_condensed.pdf
Study – Re-purposing courthouses: http://www.pps.org/reference/courts-in-a-new-paradigm-of-place/
Article – Courthouse that moved out of historic center 40 years ago, now moving back for safety and economic concerns: http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/olympia/2015/05/21/thurston-county-courthouse-move/27712491/
Article – Clarksville, GA: http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/m/archives/28964/
Article – Moving the courthouse to a population center: http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/27571/prince-georges-could-move-its-government-closer-to-more-residents/
Article – Macon, GA: http://www.macon.com/news/article28574791.html
Article – Los Angeles is building a $318M courthouse downtown: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/17/local/la-me-downtown-courthouse-20121217
Article – Courthouse impact on downtown: http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2014/05/21/county-courthouse-vital-downtown/2332106/
Article – San Diego keeps its most expensive building downtown: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/feb/21/courthouse-state-downtown/