Keene, NH -The new county courthouse in Keene is making headlines with the promise of improved court operations and new jobs following the excitement of the groundbreaking ceremony on November 2nd.
MacMillin helped kick off the construction phase of the project that has been 10 years in planning. Jack Dugan of Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) led the ceremony, and was joined at the podium by Mayor Kendall Lane, Commissioner Jack Pratt, Senator Molly Kelly and MacMillin’s CFO, Mike Francis.
Other attendees included members of the MEDC Board, Keene City Council Members, Keene’s City Manager, and many more.
In 2009, the Superior Court was almost moved to Jaffrey, NH’s District Court in an attempt to save the State money and consolidate court operations. A local task force worked together to keep the District, Probate and Superior Courts in Keene.
MEDC selected MacMillin as their construction manager to oversee construction of the 40,000 square-foot building located in Keene’s city center. MacMillin plans to keep the community thriving, creating several jobs for local businesses. Senator Molly Kelly reported that this project should provide over 60 new construction jobs.
MacMillin has been working closely with Northeast Collaborative Architects to maintain the project’s tight budget goals. Construction is scheduled to be completed in December 2013. The project manager will be Mike Farhm.