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Private sector flocks to county’s latest courthouse proposal

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County’s search for a private partner in the latest iteration of its quest to build a new civil courthouse has apparently drawn some fairly robust interest. Senior planner Mark Gilbert told the Commissioners Court on Tuesday that 65 people showed up to a recent industry forum hosted by the county to answer questions about the request for proposal it published on Feb. 23. That document has also been downloaded more than 1,000 times, Gilbert reported, and there’s still time yet for that number to rise. April 1 is the deadline to respond to the county’s solicitation for a partner who can provide the land for a new courthouse as well as build the facility itself. More details can be found here.

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