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Transylvania Courthouse Information and Survey

The County is looking for feedback about what to do about the courthouse.  Their current two options include moving to a new facility on Morris Road, or remodeling within the existing building, and property.  We added a 3rd common option: to stay in the downtown area, but in a new location and building.  Heart of Brevard would like your opinion on this and some pros and cons for each are shown below.  Please view the information below before viewing the survey, then vote for your preference.

If you have concerns about this, please email the County at:[email protected] .

FullSizeRenderList of Pros & ConsCourthouse Pros & Cons – HOB 

List of Pros & ConsArchitect’s Presentation: 

Please email your thoughts and suggestions to[email protected].

Please feel free to take our brief online survey:  



Other related links to studies and articles about courthouse locations:

Study – Public Buildings Keep Town Centers Alive: 

Study – The importance of Government Facilities in Downtowns:

Study – Economic Impact of Historic Preservation –  courthouse “rehabilitation” that has caused economic improvement in Texas:

Study – Restoring courthouses for positive economic impact:

Study – Re-purposing courthouses:

Article – Courthouse that moved out of historic center 40 years ago, now moving back for safety and economic concerns:

Article – Osceola, AR:

Article – Salsbury, NC:

Article – Clarksville, GA:

Article – Moving the courthouse to a population center:

Article – Macon, GA:

Article – Los Angeles is building a $318M courthouse downtown:

Article – Courthouse impact on downtown:

Article – San Diego keeps its most expensive building downtown: