Work on new Philadelphia family court building progressing well

The new Philadelphia Family Court building has its final piece of structural steel in place. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille says the building at 15th and Arch streets will be a step up from the outdated facilities it will replace on the Parkway and in Center City.

“It will provide a safe, efficient, modern courthouse that will handle some of the most significant and sad cases that are in our system, involving the abuse of children, or custody or good cases like marriages or divorces,” he said.

Castille says state funding is paying for the building, which may cost $150 million.

“This is funded through the capital budget of the state,” he said. “The city cannot afford it.”.

Castille says he expects to cut a ribbon on the new building about a year from now.



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