New Fort Lauderdale U.S. Courthouse

New Fort Lauderdale U.S. Courthouse

U.S. Courthouse

In fiscal year 2018, Congress approved funding for the construction of a new approximately 255,000-gross-square-foot federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to better meet the space and security needs of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The new courthouse will include twelve courtrooms and seventeen judges’ chambers and will provide workspace for several other federal agencies, including the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Probation Office.

Current status:

GSA is currently in the site selection phase of the project. A Pre-Final Environmental Assessment of four proposed sites will be made available for public review and comment for 30 calendar days the first week of August 2020.

Click here to view the Pre-Final Environmental Assessment [PDF - 11 MB], and click here for the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document [PDF - 117 KB].

Project details:

Total authorized funding: $190 million for site acquisition, design and construction services.

Project Delivery Method: Design-Build Bridging

Lead Design Architect: TBD

Anticipated project timeline (all dates are subject to change):

  • Initiate Bridging Procurement -- July 2020
  • Complete Site Selection Process -- November 2020
  • Initiate CMa Procurement -- February 2021
  • Award CMa Contract -- May 2021
  • Award Bridging Design -- May 2021
  • Complete Site Acquisition Process -- December 2021
  • Initiate Design-Build Procurement -- January 2022
  • Complete Bridging Design -- April 2022
  • Award Design-Build Contract -- June 2022
  • Construction start -- October 2023
  • Anticipated construction completion -- January 2026

Awarded contracts: Ramboll (Environmental Assessment) -- November 2019

News releases

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Last Reviewed: 2020-09-16