Wold Architects & Engineers - Government Architecture
Dickson County Justice center
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Dickson County Justice Center4
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Dickson County Justice Center

Located in the county seat, Charlotte, Tennessee, this newly constructed three-story building consolidates the county's multiple existing court facilities within its 70,000 square feet. -Construction was substantially completed in November 2020 by T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.

The basement floor consists of a secure judges' parking area, the Juvenile Courtroom, and an inmate and law enforcement entrance, which leads to the majority of the building's holding cells and their central control. Secure holding cells are also located on the upper two floors near the courts that comprise the building's largest area. The top two floors accommodate Circuit Court, Chancery Court, General Sessions Court, and Probate Court (Judicial and Clerk functions). A flexible multi-use room that can be configured to handle large conferences, Jury Assembly, Grand Jury, and Courtroom waiting is located on the main floor.

Those visiting the building are greeted with a two-story atrium at the building's main entrance as they move through security check-in. Interior finishes at and near the building entrance include extensive hardwood millwork and porcelain tile.

The Justice Center site is located off TN-Highway 49 and is the new city/county focal point for entry into the downtown district. It complements the community's aesthetic by acting as a counterpoint to the historic courthouse in the town square. Like the original courthouse, the new justice center uses brick and traditional cast stone trim to convey its prominence in the community's visual character and greater county but the importance of law and justice in the greater area.

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