Main Courthouse Judicial Complex Projects
Tower, 500 Car Garage and East Wing Renovations
Scope of Project: This project is the construction of a new Broward County courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The total cost of the courthouse, including demolition, landscaping, connectors and 500 secured parking spaces, is $213 million. The new 20-story, 714,000-square-foot courthouse will be built on the site where the judicial parking garage is currently located, just west of the main courthouse building. The new courthouse and east wing renovations are scheduled for completion in 2015. The 500 car garage is scheduled for completion in 2017. More...
Scope of Project: This project is the construction of a new parking garage that will serve the Broward County Courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Courthouse parking garage site, comprising 1.9082 acres (83,123 square feet), is located at the northeast corner of South Andrews Avenue and S.E. Seventh Street. The site extends north to the south side of S.E. Sixth Street, across S.E. Sixth Street from the new proposed Courthouse site, and also extends east to the northwest corner of S.E. First Avenue. The new garage will provide 1,000 car parking spaces in a five level structure. The project also includes a 12,000 square foot ground floor office space for Guardian ad Litem, and a 1,500 square foot ground floor retail shell space. The project will cost approximately $29.5 million including costs for both the land purchase and the construction of the new facilities. The project is scheduled for completion in late Spring 2014.
Scope of Project: The existing 69,000 sq. ft. building will be renovated in accordance with LEED sustainable guidelines to accommodate the following agencies:
1st Floor: Currently Occupied by the Clerk of the Court Call Center, Training Rooms & Child Support as well as BSO Probation staff will be reconfigured to accommodate the Probation staff currently located on the second floor and the Clerk of the Court Child Support will be located close to the building entry on the South East corner of the building. This reconfiguration will improve the building by servicing the public on the ground floor of the building.
2nd Floor: Currently occupied by BSO, the remainder of the space is currently vacant and is being utilized as swing space for the Clerk of the court and Facilities. The intent is to provide the Second Floor to the Clerk of the Court to accommodate the Call Center, Training Center and additional Clerk Staff.
3rd floor: Currently Vacant. It will be occupied by the Public Defender, which is in leased space.
4th floor: Temporarily occupied by JIS (Judicial Information Systems) while their space is being refurbished (Suite 895 of Central Wing). It will be occupied by the State Attorney, which is in leased space.
Budgeted cost for this project is $10.9 million. Completion date is being finalized.