The project involves building a 589-bed facility that can be expanded to 900 beds. Inmates will be at ground level and the deputies will be above them. The new $76 million county jail is a 155,000-square-foot facility that will house approximately 600 inmates and include a 16-bed infirmary, a booking area with temporary holding cells, support areas, a detention administration area and visitation spaces for attorneys and families. The project is also slated to include an approximately 68,000-square-foot renovation of the existing jail into office and operational space for the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.