SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe County took some tentative steps Tuesday toward creating new life in the old judicial complex on Catron Street with the release of a feasibility study on the property and some interest by the County Commission in a plan to raze the site and build something new.
Studio Southwest Architects presented several ideas at the County Commission’s meeting, including renovating the building, renovating with some construction, and demolishing the building and constructing a new one.
Selling the 2.3-acre site and nearby county-owned property, including the main county building on Grant Street, and building a new county complex in a more remote location was also presented as an option.
Studio Southwest Architects was hired by the county last year to determine “the highest and best use for the site and structure” of the old judicial complex. The property has been largely vacant since the new courthouse opened in June at Montezuma Avenue and Galisteo Street.