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Lee County Courthouse receives $9.9 million for expansion

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -

Millions of dollars are being poured into the Lee County Courthouse for a major expansion.

The courthouse received $9.9 million for the expansion. The three story addition will house the Revenue Commissioner's Office and offer more wide open space, which the current building lacks.

"Usually as soon as you come in the door, the line is out the door, but a lot of people don't realize that the services are right there. When you go in the door there's just not a lot of what we call cueing area so the citizens are kind of winding in the hallway a little bit," said County Administrator, Roger Rendleman.

The current Revenue Commissioner's office was set up as a temporary fix in 2004. After moving to the new location, that area on the first floor of the Lee County Courthouse will be remodeled.

The historic courthouse was built in the 1800s and can no longer accommodate Lee County's growing population. Satellite offices have since been opened in Auburn and Smith Station to try to help alleviate the problem, but county officials say that an expansion is unavoidable.

"Hopefully we'll be able to provide an easier and more pleasant environment for them to come and transact business. I think it's something that's been a long time coming and most people are really looking forward to it," said Rendleman.

The addition is expected to be completed in December of 2018.

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