Groundbreaking today on new 19th Judicial Courthouse
The New Orleans Division of Walton Construction Company, LLC will break ground on a new Baton Rouge courthouse on Wednesday.
The $89 million courthouse will be built from the ground up, rising 12 stories and totaling 325,000 square feet. Construction is scheduled to be complete by December 2009. The facility will include 26 courtrooms, judges' chambers, jury assembly space for more than 300 people, a dining facility, and administration offices.
The new 19th Judicial Courthouse will be built on the site of the current municipal building parking lot. The building will rise above North Boulevard and will be on direct axis with the State Capitol Building on the opposite (north) end of Fourth Street. The building, as designed by Post Architects, will be an illuminated glass and concrete structure that will create a beacon at the foot of Fourth Street.