As a Torrington citizen and practicing attorney in Litchfield County, this is a truly welcome development. The current, scattered set up in the county is less than ideal. State Representative Willis nailed it when she said that "Litchfield [courthouse] is beautiful, but it doesn't meet the needs of the judicial system." It doesn't hurt that the Nicholas Law Firm is a short walk away and that the influx of professionals in downtown Torrington should encourage some new dining options.
One editorial raised several valid points about the city's need to run with this new announcement and also plan to improve traffic flow and business ventures around the proposed site. Having lived next door to the current site for a year-and-a-half, I can personally testify that a revamped (and more expedient) thoroughfare would be a welcomed sight, too.
Either way, I'm happy this project is finally getting some traction.