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Muskegon, MI

After completion of several feasibility studies by area architects, Muskegon County, Michigan selected the team of GGA/GMB to design its long-awaited 560-bed Adult Detention Center.

Previous design studies recommended the multi-story detention center be placed across a busy boulevard and connect to the current Hall of Justice via a 600-foot tunnel. GGA developed an alternative concept placing the proposed facility adjacent to the Hall of Justice, eliminating the long and expensive tunnel and renovating the lower floors of the current jail for the Sheriff’s Department offices. GGA’s base-bid design included 496-beds arranged in smaller, multiple housing or support pods with 2 pods shelled in for incremental expansion. Building structure and engineering systems were designed to accommodate a 4th housing level, bringing future capacity to nearly 800 beds.

Project Data:

  • Detention Center
  • Size:  89,700 sq. ft.
  • Beds:  560
  • Change Order Percentage:  0.2%