Kraus-Anderson has completed a 123,306-square-foot renovation of the Scott County Government and Justice Center at 200 Fourth St. in Shakopee, Minnesota.
The comprehensive project required detailed coordination throughout the design and construction process to implement the plan in phases without disrupting the courts’ ongoing use.
Designed by Wold Architects and Engineers, the $14.4 million project features two additional courtrooms, including a larger magistrate courtroom near the entrance lobby for handling minor and traffic cases. By integrating the clerk’s office located just outside the large courtroom, users may pay any fines before leaving the facility, creating ease of public access and synergy between the two high-volume departments.
In addition to the two new courtrooms, the Justice Center expanded the jury assembly space and holding cells in the lower level of the Government Center Building.
The project also includes new staff space, customer service areas and public waiting areas, as well as new roofing and fire sprinkler systems, and upgraded the chilled beam ventilation.