AP and HOK Group Inc. (HOK) topped out Potter County’s District Courts Building, officially marking the midpoint of construction and bringing the replacement facility one step closer to completion.
The project team and trade partners’ exceptional work have teed this project up to be monumental success for AP. Gulf States President Will Pender, Vice President of Operations Bob Lemke and Regional Manager Brandon Gaeke praised the collaborative work between Potter County, AP, HOK and local trade partners during a ceremonial gathering to sign the final beam prior to placing it on top of the building.
“This is a significant milestone for Potter County and AP, as we recognize our project partners’ diligence and commitment to this impressive space,” said Brandon Gaeke. “The immense success of the construction process thus far has us looking forward to the completed building, which the community will be able to utilize for many decades.”
The new building will replace the previous location and relieve the County of increasing maintenance expenses. At 158,250 square feet, the five-story building will have security improvements and house courtrooms, a jury assembly, county offices, courtroom in-custody holding and records storage.
Judges and other elected officials will have access to a separate entrance along with a separate sheriff’s entrance and vehicle sally port for security and safety. With these additions answering current and future space needs, Potter County is looking forward to the completion and grand opening of their new County District Court Building.
This milestone project is AP’s first venture with Potter County. Completion is slated for early 2023.