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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.