King County moved a step closer toward the construction of a new juvenile youth facility with an adoption by the Metropolitan King County Council of a motion accepting the Superior Court targeted Juvenile and Youth Facilities Master Plan. The aging facility has been recommended for replacement because of its dilapidated condition. Sections of the facility are roughly 40 years-old and have significant major maintenance needs, in excess of $20 million in deferred maintenance alone. The preliminary cost of the new facility is $140 million. “A new juvenile court facility will allow us to consolidate important services to our youth and their families,” said Councilmember Larry Gossett.

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