The Maryland Board of Public Works has awarded to a Frederick company a $3.9 million contract to build the new Washington County District Court, Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced Wednesday.
The contract went to Waynesboro Construction Co. Inc., the lowest of six bidders.
Construction on the two-story building is expected to begin this spring and finish by October 2000, according to a news release from the governor's office.
The new 27,240-square-foot court building will be at West Antietam and South Potomac streets. It will have two courtrooms, judges' chambers, commissioners' offices, clerical space, state's attorney's offices and public defender offices, the release said. Plans call for a separate entrance for detainees.
The Board of Public Works voted in December 1997 to spend $390,000 to purchase from developer Vincent Groh the land where the courthouse will be built. The former four-story Brandt Cabinet warehouse was located there.