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Plans for juvi center approved by county, meeting Tuesday

The King County Council has given the go-ahead for county planners to proceed with the planned redevelopment of the big juvenile and family justice center at 12th & Alder.

The council adopted staff recommendations for a “phased construction” of the new facility, which will consolidate family and juvenile court services into a single space, but only add additional courtrooms as they’re needed according to future growth.

The county will continue to refine their three options for the site, and the county council will still need to make a final decision about whether to ask the voters to approve bonds to fund the construction, appearing on the November 2010 ballot if so.

If you want to learn more, tomorrow night the 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee is hosting a public review of their design plans. It starts at 7pm at the Seattle U A&A building at 12th & Marion.

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