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GSA Seeks Ideas to Develop Miami Courthouse

Agency continues aggressive push to save taxpayer dollars with redevelopment of Dyer Courthouse

August 2, 2012

MIAMI – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) concerning the redevelopment of the David W. Dyer Federal Courthouse in Miami, Florida.

An RFI is a business tool used to gather information about a project that will inform decision-making. Ideas provided in response to the RFI will assist GSA in developing a long-term strategy regarding the future use of the excess property. The RFI is posted on through October 1, 2012.

This initiative is the latest in the agency’s ongoing effort to dispose of excess properties, making more efficient use of the government’s real estate assets and saving taxpayer dollars. Over the past year, the federal government has sold and transferred 97 excess properties valued at $82 million.

“We are looking forward to receiving solid ideas from the development community,” said Shyam Reddy, Regional Administrator of GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region. “These responses will help GSA proceed with a strong repositioning strategy for the Dyer Courthouse. We stand firm behind our commitment to ensuring the property is repurposed in a way that benefits the local community and extracts the highest return to the American taxpayer.”

The beautifully preserved Spanish-Mediterranean Revival was constructed in 1933 and sits on 1.6 acres in the Miami Federal Justice Center. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and until 2008, the building was occupied by the Federal Judiciary. With the recent construction of the new Wilkie D. Ferguson U.S. Courthouse, tenants of the Dyer building relocated to the newly constructed courthouse. As a result, GSA seeks to understand the possible development potential and usage for the property.

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