Over the past few months, county officials have been working with a team of consultants to find a solution to the problem. The team reported to county officials that they recommend rehabilitating the new jail and adding on to it, as well as using Craig Sc
Consultants are recommending that Muskegon County rehabilitate and expand on the current jail and use Craig School for the Juvenile Transition Center.
The consulting teams of RQAW and Byce Engineering presented their recommendations to the Jail and Juvenile Transition Center Committee in front of a full house Thursday afternoon.
Joseph Mrak, senior vice president of RQAW, began the meeting with a presentation summarizing the work that has been done over the past few months beginning with the statistics and information found out before the design charette, a planning session that involved the public, which was held in August.
Throughout the process, the consulting firm discussed 88 different options before narrowing it down to three: building a completely new jail at the former Lift-Tech site on Broadway Avenue, renovating the former Roundy’s distribution center on Laketon Ave. and renovating Mercy General Hospital on Oak Street. After the charrette, two new options were added to the list: rehabilitating the current jail/expanding and using Craig School for the Juvenile Transition Center.
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