As part of an overall master plan to upgrade county facilities, Redwood County moved county offices out of the overcrowded downtown historic courthouse to create a new central government services facility that provides a dedicated space for Redwood County to serve their community. The solution alleviates potential space issues for courts and the county administration alike in the face of population growth.
The county purchased and revitalized an old grocery store located in the heart of downtown; this renovation standardized spaces and provided flexibility for the future as operational needs shift. The main lobby serves as a “street” with service counters that allow the community to utilize county services. The county had invested in a custom-made commissioner’s desk, which guided the design of the boardroom and serves as a focal point. The county currently leases extra space to business education programs, but may vacate the space for future growth in the county.