SPRINGFIELD, OHIO (JULY 15, 2020) — The Board of Clark County Commissioners will close its office on the fifth floor of the Clark County Municipal Courthouse at 1 p.m. Aug. 5 to move to the recently renovated third floor of the Springview Government Center, 3130 E. Main St.
The move will allow the Commission to consolidate its office into the same facility with other Clark County Departments, including Community and Economic Development, the Emergency Management Agency, Personnel and Utilities departments. The Commission office will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10. It has been located at the courthouse since the mid-1980s.
“The relocation will allow us to provide better, more efficient services to our residents and bring several departments working closely together under one roof,” said Clark County Administrator Jenny Hutchinson.
Clark County purchased the former Springview Developmental Center from the state for $2 in 2005, making several upgrades at the facility over the last 15 years. However, the third floor has been unoccupied since it was purchased. Springfield-based Kapp Construction was hired to complete the $1.1 million third floor renovation project for Clark County, which began in late 2018. Weekly commission meetings will be held in the first floor conference room, Room 151, beginning Aug. 12.
Other county offices located at Springview include the Clark County Board of Elections, Clark County Coroner, the Clark County Soil & Water Conservation District, the Springfield Clark County Transportation Coordinating Committee, the Ohio State University Extension Clark County and the Clark County Sheriff’s East District Office.
The Commission Office’s move to Springview will allow several offices to be relocated inside the courthouse in 2021, including separating the Public Defender’s Office and the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. The Public Defender’s Office is expected to move to the first floor, while the Prosecutor’s Office will remain on the fourth floor.
“The move is critical in allowing us to increase public safety and provide better customer service at the courthouse, both for our residents and our employees,” Hutchinson said.
Media contact: Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031