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The new proposed Augusta County Courthouse renovation, which will take nine of the surrounding buildings and incorporate it into the new complex. This plan needs to be approved by the City of Staunton’s Historic Preservation Commission. (Photo: Submitted)

STAUNTON – New plans for the Augusta County Courthouse have been released. 

Augusta County has submitted an application for a certificate of appropriateness to the City of Staunton’s Historic Preservation Commission. The application includes descriptions, drawings, photographs, plans and documentation that are required by the commission, the release said.

A total budget for the project has not been released, but The News Leader has asked county officials for an estimate and did not hear back immediately. 

The main takeaway from the plans include rehabilitating the 1901 courthouse and the Echols Building, which are two buildings that were completed by Staunton architect T.J. Collins, the release said. The new plans show that