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Renovation of the Douglas County courthouse was completed in several phases to accommodate staff and the public seeking county services. Tuckpointing and window replacement were completed first, updating the facade while maintaining the historical significance of the building. New stair towers were built on the north side of the building to provide adequate egress to meet fire safety codes. These towers had to blend into the existing architecture due to the historical significance of the building. The interior renovation involved gutting the basement and all three floors before remodeling them in a way that retained the building’s historical character. The construction was planned and scheduled in five phases over roughly 2-1/2 years, first converting an attic storage space into usable floor space, then relocating one department at a time as the remodeling progressed.