Okaloosa County Courthouse - Annex Extension
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
The Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners has authorized Heery Design to proceed with Design Development for a new 84,000 SF courthouse annex extension. This 3-story facility houses six courtrooms that meet the short-term functional needs of the Courts and stays within the proposed total project budget of $28 million. Due to budget constraints, the originally forecasted 150,000-square-foot building will be implemented in phases. The master plan concept provides a new, secure, and accessible facility with a built-in infrastructure that will enable future needs to be met through a simple expansion. The existing annex will continue to operate with a reduced judicial presence, while renovations will provide consolidated space for constitutional officers that are currently housed in lease space.