Pinal County officially broke ground recently on a new 50,000-square-foot complex in San Tan Valley that will bring several government services to the area, including its first library.
The $16 million facility at 31500 N. Schnepf Road is slated to open in March 2021 and is designed to reduce citizen travel time to and from county offices and provide easier access to a variety of county services, according to a release.
As well as the library, its two buildings will house a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office substation; the district’s supervisor office; Family Advocacy Center; community development and clerk of the superior court services; offices for the assessor, recorder and treasurer; as well as adult and juvenile probation facilities.
The project is being funded from a larger $63 million bond issue that the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved for several new facilities last year. It will be built by Scottsdale based A.R. Mays Construction and is to save the county more than $200,000 per year on buildings it leases, the release states.
“This complex represents bringing the government closer to the people it serves, making county amenities more accessible,” District 2 Supervisor Mike Goodman said in the release.
The facility includes a 9,500-square-foot library.
“The library represents a gathering place, a facility owned by the people," Supervisor Goodman said. " Many families in the community have expressed a need for a public library and thanks to the staff and many individuals that were involved in this project, we‘ve been able to make that wish a reality.”