Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department proudly announces the groundbreaking ceremony for the new civil and probate courthouse
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, the Board of County Commissioners, Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Bertila Soto, Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, and the Internal Services Department are proud to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Civil and Probate Courthouse to be located on the intersection of historic Flagler Street and NW 1st Avenue, Miami, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.
The new Civil and Probate Courthouse project is the first social infrastructure public-private partnership of its kind in the State of Florida and represents a significant milestone for the County in its efforts to deliver critical public infrastructure projects through innovative and cost-effective delivery methods. Pursuant to the development agreement with Plenary Justice Miami, the new facility will be designed, built, financed, operated, and maintained by the developer over a 34-year period, with County payments linked to the developer’s ability to achieve critical performance requirements set forth in the contract.
Upon completion, the state-of-the art facility will include 46 jury courtrooms and shelled space for four additional courtroom sets to accommodate future growth in the judicial system. The new courthouse will also include offices and public spaces to be occupied by the Clerk of Courts and the Law Library. The design of the new courthouse reinforces the County’s commitment to sustainability and accessibility and will be a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified facility.
Operations will continue at the historic Dade County Courthouse located at 73 West Flagler Street until construction of the new Civil and Probate Courthouse is completed in January 2024. The Dade County Courthouse has served as a Downtown Miami landmark since 1928 and will be positioned to be sold by the County in consultation with community stakeholders to foster a new use that protects and honors the building’s historical, cultural and architectural significance to Miami-Dade County.
Please note, parking for the Feb. 3 event will be available at the garages listed here.