Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Bucks govt. departments to move after Justice Center is built


Departments to relocate after center is built

DOYLESTOWN In an effort to reduce costs, Bucks County will move some of its departments under one roof after construction of the new Justice Center is completed this year, the county commissioners announced on Monday.

During the next four years, the county plans to move departments such as the recorder of deeds and children and youth into the current courthouse building, which will be freed of 60,000 square feet of space.

Other departments that could move into the courthouse building are the offices for adult and juvenile probation as well as the county detectives.

The consolidation will allow many of the county's departments, whose services often overlap, to more effectively interact with each other, officials said.

Meanwhile, the new Justice Center, an $86 million, eight-story facility, is set to open around the end of 2014 and will have 16 courtrooms.

- Ben Finley

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