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Changes at county admin. building
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:23 PM

In a previous analysis presented to Dearborn County commissioners, office relocations and renovations in the downtown Lawrenceburg based county administration building could have cost over $250,000.

But county administrator Teresa Randall presented a new plan during the Wednesday, Nov. 7, commissioner meeting, that will significantly lower costs.

Additional space opened up in the crowded administration building after the transportation department previously moved to the industrial park in Aurora, and later on when community corrections moved to the now county-owned Hoosier Square building.

The space analysis of the administration building space was provided by architects RQAW, Indianapolis, in conjunction with the Hoosier Square project, said Randall.

“RQAW was instructed to work with the departments to recommend a floor plan that best utilized the administrative offices, incorporating the fact that Community Corrections would be moving to Hoosier Square building,” she said.

The commissioners, however, also wanted to look into ways to better use the space and serve the public without a large financial investment at this time, said Randall.

“It is always possible that modifications to the interior may be recommended at a later date. For now, the over-riding goal was to get like departments together, particularly all the permitting departments, Planning & Zoning, Environmental, and Building,” she said.

Randall provided commissioners with a copy of the goals for the renovation and relocations.