Along with excitement growing for the new criminal justice building, County Judge Allen Dodson said that as a nostalgic person, he hopes to see the current facilities maintained in some way.
“We love the central location and the nostalgia,” he said of the facilities.
Dodson said he has not yet come into discussions about the current buildings, but there is thought that the county administration side will remain centralized in the downtown Conway location.
Aside from that, there are options ranging from using the facilities to house a museum to utilizing it for civic purposes to rasing the building to make space for something else.
“Anything we do is probably going to be slow to progress,” Dodson said. “I’m very nostalgic so I’m going to do everything I can to preserve the nostalgia to it.”
Short term, there will be very few changes, he said.
Aside from that, Dodson said the citizens’ needs will be part of the decision.
“We’ll just be good stewards of the county’s money and keep the people in mind,” he said.
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