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The Albemarle County Courthouse site and court proceedings have an important role in our community’s history. At the turn of the 19th century, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe all traveled from their homes in Albemarle and Orange County to the courthouse site and facilities in downtown Charlottesville. Jefferson and Monroe were both local lawyers who used the courthouse.
Today, our region’s Circuit, General District, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts continue to operate within and among the surroundings of these historic buildings in Court Square. As projected caseload activity continues to increase and our population grows, the facilities and the security they provide are inadequate to meet our current and future needs.
Albemarle County has been actively engaged for a number of years in determining the best option to address the challenges facing our courts and to identify opportunities to improve infrastructure and the efficiency of court operations, while providing the best current and future value for County taxpayers.
Please use the tabs at the top of this page for more information, including project background, current options, and major milestones and supporting documents.
|PLEASE NOTE: the Courts Development Options and Comparison Matrix on the "Current Options" tab have been updated as of October 21, 2016 to reflect a more precise cost comparison related to phasing between options one and four.
County Attorney Response to Statements Attributed to Mr. Tracci in the November 2, 2016 Article Appearing in Charlottesville Tomorrow
Executive Summary for October 24 Public Meeting
Presentation from October 24 Public Meeting
Space Allocation Study for Relocation of General District Court to the County Office Building
Moseley Architects' Draft Report 08-26-2016
Feasibility Study for a Combined General District Court Building
Moseley Architects' Final Report 08-12-2015
Courts Master Plan Study
Dewberry's Final Report Sept. 2012