JACKSON COUNTY JUDICAL CENTER
The site selected for this new Jackson County Judicial Center is directly
across the street from the existing courthouse in downtown McKee,
Kentucky. The new court facility will be constructed on a site that is
approximately 1/2 acre in total area.
The site challenged the design team to create a building that is
monumental, yet does not overpower the adjacent one and two story
structures. The new Judicial Center embodies elements of architectural
styles seen in other buildings located downtown. This results in a
distinctive design that maintains respect for its surroundings.
The Judicial Center consists of three levels. Located on the first floor are
the Circuit Court Clerk offices, Pre-Trial Services, Court Designated Worker
offices, and Drug Court offices. The second floor consists of the District
Courtroom with associated support spaces, District Judge’s Chambers
and Hearing rooms. The third floor contains the Circuit Courtroom and
associated support spaces, Family Courtroom, Circuit and Family Court
Judge’s Chambers, Grand Jury and Special Judge’s/Visiting Judge’s
Chambers, and public circulation areas.