County will Weigh Options Before Moving Offices from the Courthouse

Campbell County Courthouse Photo (File Photo/County 17)

After purchasing the former Cloud Peak office building in February, Campbell County plans to utilize the space for the new courthouse annex. Exactly what that will look like is still up in the air.

The courthouse annex taskforce has been charged with formulating a long-term vision for the space, determining what departments currently housed at the courthouse would be best suited for moving across the street.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Campbell County Commissioners approved the request for proposals (RFP) for architectural services for the first phase of the project.

“At the end of this process, you’ll have a pretty good road map on what this may look like and what it will cost,” Public Works Director Kevin King told the commissioners.

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King said advertising for the RFP will begin on Friday, May 24, and will address three separate areas. Both the courthouse and the annex will be evaluated from an architectural standpoint to determine the best utilization of space. The RFP will also address current and former security access issues with the second-floor courtrooms and offices.

The deadline for companies to submit an RFP is June 30. King is hopeful the commissioners could make an award decision at their July 16 meeting.

Once the architectural analysis is complete, King said it will be up to the commissioners to decide how to proceed with any or all of the recommendations.