Written by Staff
By Jess Paniszczyn
City and county officials gathered to dedicate the Grand Prairie Government Center, a new Dallas County sub-courthouse, on April 26. The facility is designed to house two courts, District 4's Truancy Court and Justice of the Peace, as well as juvenile probation, constable and tax departments.
“We are celebrating a great opening today in one of the most proactive cities in Dallas County,” said Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia. “This beautiful facility is a green building, and it is the first new government building that Dallas County has opened in 40 years.”
Approximately 200 people will work in the new $6,587,707, 31,500 sq. ft. facility, which is located on 3.2 acres. Over the next few weeks, people and equipment will be moved into the offices.
“This building is very impressive for a Dallas County edifice,” commented Judge Norris “Stretch” Rideaux. “We are very mindful that this is not a monument. This is an instrument to better serve all the people in Dallas County.”