The Harold R. Banke Justice Center
opened for business on November 6, 2000, just two years after
ground was broken. The 727,500 square foot facility, which is
located at 9151 Tara Boulevard, opened on schedule and within
budget. This is quite an accomplishment for the project team of Lee
Design & Management, Turner Construction Company and architect
HOK, Inc. considering most buildings of this size take up to five
years from initial start of design to completion.
The $91 million center, was paid for by a one-cent Special Purpose
Local Option Sales Tax (S.P.L.O.S.T.) passed by voters in March
1998 and ended March 31, 2001.