In October 2022, Cass County commissioners voted to obligate funding for the renovation of the building, which, upon completion, will reestablish the iconic structure as the central hub for the County’s administrative needs.
Since the construction of the Cass County Law & Courts Building on M-62 in 2003 left the courthouse at 120 N. Broadway in Cassopolis vacant, County leaders reviewed several proposals for the building’s next chapter, but had not found a solution that filled the community’s needs while also staying true to the building’s history. In 2022, proposed plans to relocate administrative offices — currently located in the annex connected to the courthouse — were met with excitement by elected officials and community members alike.
Cass County contracted the services of owner’s representative PlazaCorp, architectural design company Intersect, and construction firm Elite Companies — all southwest Michigan-based businesses — to carry out the project. Their efforts are projected to restore the building, originally built in 1899, in time for its 125th birthday in 2024.
County offices will remain open throughout construction with minimal interruption. Any impacts to parking or building access will be communicated at casscountymi.org, on the Cass County, Michigan - Government Facebook page, and to the local media.