Baked on the Outside-Still Cookin’ on the Inside
There’s been a magnificent addition to the Broward County skyline-- the beautiful new courthouse tower. Twenty stories tall, smartly designed, sparkling windows, energy efficient and sustainable, but not yet ready for prime time. To date, new courthouse construction is almost 70 percent complete. But, while the outside of the building is nearly “baked” much work remains on the inside. Every day construction crews are busy at work tackling floor by floor in a race upwards. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is ongoing and finishing touches and attention to fine detail is happening throughout as workers now focus on building out the offices and courtrooms in the new building. The project remains on track to open in 2015. Watch for the latest courthouse updates as construction moves steadily towards completion.
County Opens New Judicial Complex South Parking Garage
Officials marked an important milestone in the construction of Broward County's new courthouse by conducting a ceremonial ribbon cutting marking the completion of the Judicial Complex South Parking Garage, a courthouse employee garage located at the corner of Andrews Avenue and Seventh Street Southeast in Fort Lauderdale. The garage will eventually accomodate up to 1,000 Broward County Employees who will be working in the new courthouse, which is under construction next door and on schedule to open in 2015. More...
Courthouse is Mayor’s “Broward Means Business” Moment
Broward County's new courthouse was featured in Mayor Barbara Sharief's "Broward Means Business" Moment at a recent County Commission meeting. The 714,000 square foot structure is one of the largest courthouses in the U.S. The $220 million project has generated 2,400 jobs.