JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Big building...big problem. For the second time in just days, the new Duval County Courthouse has missed the mark. Action news has learned There are issues with the fire system, the sprinklers and now the elevators.
"What we're discovering is, when they fix one area, then the other area fails. They go back and fix the second area, and the first area fails," Chief Marty Senterfitt said.
This morning, there was a meeting of the minds near the construction site. All agreed on one thing--the longer this thing draws out, the more complicated it is for everyone.
"This is impacting all our cases," Bernie de la Rionda with the State Attorney's Office said.
So what happens now?
According to city leaders, it's on to Plan C. That means packing up and heading back to the old courthouse on Bay Street. Some question the safety of that move, and are worried about the rat infestation. Others believe it's the best option available.
"It's doable. It takes a little while to cleanup or whatever, but we can make it work," clerk of Courts Jim Fuller said.
City leaders say they understand taxpayer frustration, but have to take the time to get it right. When it's all said and done, they want to put this debacle to bed just as much as anyone.
"We'll get through it. Someday, this will just be a bad memory," Judge Donald Moran said.