Bay County Jail Annex and Courts Expansion

This project consisted of 203,507 square feet of renovation and new construction to an occupied jail and courthouse.

New construction of the jail annex consisted of a 52,000-square-foot, 504-bed dorm housing unit; 32,000-square-foot, 304-bed cell housing unit; and a 36,500-square-foot central support and administrative building which included intake, court holding, medical ward, video arraignment, physical and video visitation, laundry, and administrative space.

Renovation and additions in the existing, 83,207-square-foot jail included a 2,000-square-foot warehouse and armory addition; walk-in freezer; emergency generator system; MEP/FP upgrades, security updates; interior renovations, and recreation cages.

The courthouse, located on a separate site, consisted of a new 4,500-square-foot, two-story sallyport, intake holding cells, elevators, and platform lift.

Sitework consisted of a new, quarter-mile entrance road, 207-stall parking area, 1,917-linear-foot of perimeter fencing, utilities upgrades, lift station, Augermonster wastewater screen system, upgrades and expansion of storm and sanitary sewer systems, and retention pond.

Moss’ dedicated Justice team worked closely with facility staff, at both the jail site and courthouse site, to minimize disruption to the day-to-day operations of these two facilities.

Project Features

  • 203,507-square-foot renovation and expansion
  • 174 cells
  • 808 detention beds
  • Two-story wing, new drive-through sally port, booking and intake holding cells
  • 4,500 square feet of expanded court house space
  • Upgraded security systems and medical rooms
  • 6,000-square-foot medical ward