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09/13/07-Tyler

Regions Bank Building Ruled Out Of New Jail Plan

The Regions Bank building in downtown Tyler will not be part of the new Smith County Jail Project.

Late Thursday night,  Smith County Judge Joel Baker announced they are no longer looking at the building to help with the county's facilities needs, saying "the building has very little unoccupied space at this time, and our immediate space needs cannot be met without displacing tenants from the downtown area." 

If the $125 million bond is approved in November, the new Smith County Jail would be built at the site of the old Carlton Hotel in Downtown Tyler.

The Regions Bank Building had been speculated as a possible location to house county departments.

Posted By 10pm News Producer Kelly Hefelfinger khefelfinger@kltv.com

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