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The architects and engineers of Scott County’s planned new 40-bed juvenile detention facility said they prioritized a “calming and restorative environment” in designing the building. 

Scott County Supervisors saw early designs from Illinois-based firm Wold Architects & Engineers on Tuesday of the floor plan and exterior sketches for the controversial new juvenile detention center.

Firm representatives said they expect construction to begin in October, and for the project to cost a total of $26.07 million.

The plan four of the five supervisors have supported is to demolish an existing Scott County-owned warehouse at 4715 Tremont Ave., Davenport, to build a new and expanded 40-bed juvenile detention facility. The current facility, located near the Scott County jail, has an operational capacity of 14-16 beds and is licensed at 18. The additional capacity of the planned facility, which was recommended by an advisory committee, has faced…

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