Smith County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, approved engaging the services of HDR Architecture Inc. to conduct a District Courts Feasibility Study for optional strategies to accommodate renovated or new space for the Smith County District Courts.
“The last piece of the 2008 Master Plan was to address the Smith County Courthouse and court system space,” County Judge Joel Baker said. “That is what this study will do.”
The focus of the study is to determine the viability for renovating the existing Carlton Building (the former Smith County Office Building) and associated parking garage to house the District Courts. The study will also estimate the cost for constructing a new facility.