On June 10, David Schneider, senior project manager for the City of Jacksonville talked with newsletter editor Jayne Krichbaum about the new Duval County Courthouse construction.
How is the construction progressing?
Very well “ on schedule and within budget. The structure was topped out Tuesday, June 8, 2010 and there is much work going on inside.
What will the address be?
501 W. Monroe St.
How much of the structure is completed?
37 percent as of May 31, 2010
What is the projected completion date?
May 14, 2012
What is the square footage?
800,000 square feet
What is the length and width of the courthouse?
The ground floor is roughly 680 feet by 310 feet. The length is over two football fields long. The surface area of the first floor is equivalent to 4 1/2 football fields!
How tall is the building?
Where will people park?
The parking garage is across the street located at Clay and Adams streets. It contains 1,200 spaces.
Will it be the largest building in Jacksonville when complete?
Probably, but I do not know and have no easy way to check. I’m told the current largest building downtown (in terms of square feet) is the Pre-Trial Detention Center.
June 28, 2010: View the Jacksonville.com Article: Duval County Courthouse rising after years of struggles