County, city officials hear courthouse presentation

At the Seneca County commissioners meeting this morning, architect student Craig Genet presented his courthouse design for the commissioners, Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz and Tiffin City Council President Paul Elchert.

Genet’s pitch for the courthouse included a more modern-style clock tower and a glass atrium that would connect the new building to the annex building. He designed the courthouse so that there still would be an open lawn in front of the building.

Genet’s design would cost roughly $8 million, which was about what it would have cost the county to fully renovate the 1884 courthouse.

New commissioner Fred Zoeller said the design was “very impressive.”

As of now there are no plans of building a new courthouse. The presentation was to get county and city officials discussing the possibility of a new building.