The City of Midland will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new Municipal Court building at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 20 at its future construction site in downtown Midland.
The new 29,000 sq. ft., two-story facility will be built at 201 E. Texas Ave., at the northeast corner of North Baird Street and East Texas Avenue, and is expected to serve the City of Midland’s needs for the next 50 years.
The facility's amenities will include secure entrances, three courtrooms, processing areas, central detention and arraignment facilities, and administrative offices including a prosecutor’s office and magistrate facilities. Developers and City officials planned the Court to be able to accommodate Midland’s continued growth while being fiscally responsible with taxpayers’ dollars.
“The new Court will allow us to serve the citizens more efficiently and treat them with greater dignity,” said Judge Sharon Hatten, who was sworn in as the Court’s new presiding judge on April 15. Former Presiding Judge Robin Smith will also be in attendance to break ground on the project, which he oversaw during his time at Municipal Court.
MW Builders will construct the facility, which was designed by Brinkley Sargent Architects. The new court is expected to open in mid-2016.###
Media Contact: Court Administrator Jake Medrano