Fort Bend County, TX- Fort Bend County Commissioners Court joined by numerous other Elected Officials “cut the ribbon” yesterday at the new Fort Bend County Justice Center in Richmond, TX. During ceremonies, the Fort Bend Color Guard presented the flags of the United States, Texas and Fort Bend County. Following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, employees were given an exclusive “sneak peak” of the new facility. County Judge Bob Hebert stated, “This is a beautiful, well designed building, completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Once we complete the move-in I believe our citizens will be well-pleased with their new justice center.”
JE Dunn Construction served as the General Contractor for the project and Pierce, Goodwin, Alexander & Linville (PGAL) served as the county’s Design Professional. The Justice Center was designed to offer the flexibility of phasing in courtrooms over time as the population and judicial needs continue to grow. The new Justice Center includes 18 courtrooms, District Clerk Offices, County Clerk offices, Grand Jury Space, Bailiff Area, Law Library, District Attorney offices, a new and much improved Jury Assembly and a tunnel connecting the facility to the Fort Bend County Jail. For the first time in many years, an adjacent parking garage will provide adequate parking space for those visiting the Justice Center.
County Departments will move in the weekend of July 1-4, 2011 and opening day for the public is on July 5, 2011. A Grand Opening Ceremony for the public will take place mid-August once all of the departments have the opportunity to adapt to their new space. Although the departments that are moving will have a new physical address, their mailing address, phone and fax numbers will all remain the same!Mailing Address 301 Jackson Street Richmond, TX 77469 Physical Address Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Circle
Richmond, TX 77469