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Douglas County looks to relocate youth center

Posted at 6:23 AM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 07:23:34-04

The Douglas County Board is expected to consider using eminent domain to move forward with its plan for a new Juvenile Justice Center in the downtown area.

Tuesday's agenda outlines the possibility which would build the site in the area between 18th and 19th streets between Harney and Howard streets.

Documents show the county is interested in property belonging to Marcy Mason, LLC, located near 18th and Howard streets, and offered $900,000 for the multi-story building. However, the owner rejected it last May.

Further plans show the commissioners would like to relocate the the juvenile court and other related services to the proposed center.

The county projects the project cost $120 million dollars.