A year ago, several members of Lancaster County Council said a new county courthouse was a top priority.
The process takes time, but some steps were taken to move forward on the issue over the last year.
The next step in the process is hiring an architect.
County Council Chairman Rudy Carter said the council committee working on hiring an architect is in the final stages of the selection process, but an announcement on the architect won't be made until a cost for the courthouse is determined. The goal to determine that figure is early spring.