Albemarle Supervisors Weigh Options for Renovating Courts

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Albemarle County supervisors are weighing all the options when it comes to getting courts up to par.

An increase in caseloads and outdated infrastructure means the circuit and general district courts will need upgrades. If supervisors keep the buildings downtown, they would have to renovate the circuit court and use space in and around the levy building for the district.

New supervisors wanted a chance to meet with stakeholders before taking action.

"This meeting will be about bringing the groups back together, talking about what our three options are that are being considered and get their reaction, make sure that we understand what are the important implications for them,” said Bill Letteri, assistant county executive.

Supervisors have options besides keeping both buildings downtown. They can split the locations, keeping the circuit court downtown and relocating the General District court. The last would be to move both altogether.

The stakeholder work session will happen in April.

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