The new city-county government complex will take another step forward next month when the district attorney's office begins moving into the building.
In a report to the McDuffie County Commission on May 3, project manager Jud Bryant said the DA's office will start setting up in the building June 20.
The courts and Superior Court clerk will follow the first week of July, he said, and administrative offices will begin arriving July 11.
A grand opening is expected during the first week of August, he said.
Cost savings brought construction down from the original contract value of $13.9 million to about $12.9 million, Bryant said Monday.
The total cost of the project, including land acquisition, came to about $20 million,
Commissioners expressed concern about parking at the new building. Bryant said Monday that the building has the parking required by code but that spaces may be added on the south side of Railroad Street, east of the depot.