Jefferson County considering P3 to build several facilities
Arkansas – Jefferson County’s Quorum Court, the governing body of the county, is mulling a public-private partnership (P3) to construct a new coroner’s office, county health division, and veterans affairs office.
The total estimated cost of the facilities is $13.2 million.
Jefferson County Courthouse
Commissioners are considering a P3 proposal that includes construction of a 9,000-square-foot coroner’s office near the county’s juvenile justice center. They also are considering plans to build a 5,000-square-foot veterans service office near the county courthouse and a 12,800-square-foot facility to house the county’s health unit near a regional medical center.
Some commissioners suggested that monthly revenues from a future casino could help pay off the debt as would the potential sale of the county’s health department building to Southeast Arkansas College.