The 72nd District Court in Marine City is unveiling some major changes to the public this week after a remodel to enhance court security. The project began in early 2019, and was completed in August. The largest part of the project was a security wing to house in-custody defendants with two holding cells and two attorney/client meeting rooms. Cameras were installed on the interior and exterior of the building, as well as a new key card system for non-public areas.
The main entrance was revamped adding a security station. The Prosecutor’s office and Victims Rights office were relocated to allow for more privacy. Nearly $250,000 was approved for the project, and when finished, it came in under budget by nearly $8000. William Vogan and Associates was the architectural firm, and LaBelle Construction served as the general contractor.