LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – A central Ohio courthouse has received a major facelift and is now opening its doors for the public to see.
The Fairfield County Courthouse is in the final phases of a nearly $6 million, three-year renovation. The courthouse as well as two other government buildings are being renovated, featuring new paint and flooring.
However, the changes aren’t just cosmetic; solar panels are being added, along with an upgraded HVAC system to improve energy efficiency and make the 152-year-old building more comfortable.
County leaders say the changes are overdue while hoping to get a return on the county’s investment. They estimate the upgrades will result in energy and operational savings of nearly $456,000 a year.