They say it takes a village to raise a child. We say it takes a great project to raise a village.
The village in this case is 20th Street and Wall Avenue in Ogden—home to a number of important projects that are helping transform the city, including the new 2nd District Juvenile Courthouse being built by Jacobsen.
“This project is all about change—change for the city, and change for anyone who moves through the Ogden court system,” said JCC Project Executive Jim Cavey. “This facility is where many young people can have an opportunity change their lives for the better; we feel that responsibility, and want to do all we can to make this the best facility it can be.”
The 85,000 square-foot building will open with six courtrooms, with shelled space to build two more in the future; each courtroom will feature new digital audio equipment and upgraded sound systems. Juvenile probation and security staff for the sheriff’s office will also be in the building, and there will also be ample administrative spaces for the judges and staff.
The new facility, which is expected to be LEED-certified, will also meet state security requirements. It will have separation zones for public and in-custody defendants, as well as holding cells built from concrete and CMU block.
“Ogden City officials have called the courthouse a flagship project,” said JCC Project Manager Mike Mayne. “When it’s completed, many city leaders anticipate that development in the rest of the area will fall into place. We feel honored to be the stewards of such a project.”
The courthouse will be completed this summer.