The new Johnson County Courthouse is across Santa Fe Street north of the existing courthouse and west of Olathe City Hall. The address is 150 W. Santa Fe St.
The 356,821 square feet, seven story courthouse building includes 28 courtrooms, secure in-custody circulation, state of the art technology, public gathering spaces and a parking lot.
Work remaining within the J.E. Dunn design-build contract includes development of a county square.
The cost is $193 million. The design/build team is led by JE Dunn Construction. The architects are TreanorHL & Fentress Architects.
Johnson County voters approved a 10-year, quarter-cent public safety sales tax to fund the project.
The new courthouse addresses issues of concern for the community and residents, and it:
- Separates inmates and criminal defendants from victims, witnesses, jurors and others in courthouse corridors.
- Replaces the aging, overcrowded courthouse with a more efficient, high-performing building.
- Is fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
The courthouse will meet Johnson County's judicial needs for more than 75 years as the county expects to add 10,000 residents each year. Its design will also allow for the addition of additional courtrooms later as needed.