Work has begun on Waller County’s brand-new law enforcement center. The project on a new road, Justice Center Drive in Hempstead, TX, will include a 59,600-square-foot jail, a 26,300-square-foot sheriff’s office and 10,400-square-foot, on-site courtroom.
The new center is scheduled for completion in fall 2020, and the county can expand the premises, if needed. The new jail will be able to hold about 200 inmates, initially, with expansion available up to 500 beds.
Waller County construction manager Danny Rothe told Community Impact that the current center, at 701 Calvit St., is at capacity. It’s also 40 years old and “made out of metal . . . it’s rusting out,” he added.
Sedalco is the general contractor, and Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects the designer of record. Waller County is on the northwest corner of the Houston metro; Hempstead is the county seat.
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