Renovations coming for Montrose County Courthouse

MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Montrose County says some big renovations are coming to the court house.

The county got a 200-thousand dollar grant from the Department of Local Affairs, to be used for the planning and design phase of the project on cascade avenue.

The goal is to use the courthouse as a place for several county offices, like the commissioners offices and county assessor.

Officials say there was discussion about tearing down the nearly 100-year-old building, but the decision was made to give it some much needed TLC instead.

"I think as you look around the building, you can tell that we've put quite a few band aids and some duct tape on it to keep it going, and at the level that it is. At this point if the structure is going to continue to be occupied for public use, we are going to have to fix it right," said Deputy County Manager, Jon Waschbusch.

The design plans are supposed to be done in December, and construction on the courthouse should start in 2021.

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