COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (AP) -- Colonial Heights' new $22 million courthouse is opening Monday.
The 57,000-square foot neoclassical-style courthouse is the city's first public building to be certified as having a "green" infrastructure. It has large natural skylights, permeable paving and landscaping elements that remove silt and pollution from water runoff.
City manager Tom Mattis tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/17T8Kcw ) that city officials decided to locate the courthouse in an area where it can facilitate redevelopment.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com
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