Delaware County originally had plans to replace its office and garage complex on Orange Street for more efficiency and parking. The importance heightened with the partial collapse of a garage wall. On 7/27/18, Park Police discovered that a 6-feet tall, 25-feet long concrete slab at the top of one of the parking ramps in the Orange Street garage came separated from its welds. Those hazardous conditions compelled county government to close the garage, move departments in the Sweeney and Toal buildings and plan a new facility.
Emergency demolition commenced on the condemned parking garage and associated office buildings adjacent to the Delaware County Courthouse.