San Juan County is planning to build a new civic campus to house the county government offices. The courts, sheriff and prosecutor will remain in the county Courthouse.
The county is asking community members for their input. An online survey is available through March 23, 2018.
County administration, council, Community Development and Health and Community Services Departments, Public Works (except maintenance and fleet), and the assessor, auditor, and treasurer’s offices will be housed on the new campus. Currently the offices are located in multiple buildings as can be seen on the map. Public Works offices are located on Spring Street.
There are two sites under consideration. The Courthouse parking lot and the triangular area bounded by Second Street, Reed Street and Blair Avenue.
The county Council contracted with Miller/Hull Partnership LLP consulting firm to work with the county to help develop a proposed, preferred building site and design for a new building.
Input from the public will be taken via a survey in March. In June a virtual open house will be held. In late summer, there will be a short public comment period when comments will be taken on the preferred alternative design.
According to the county, the timing will depend on securing funding for construction. The timeline will depend on a review and action by the county Council.