FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A spending plan set to be approved by Congress sets aside money for a new federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz helped secure the $55 million, which will help cover the rising cost of the new 10-story facility south of the Tarpon River, near Southeast 11th Street and Third Avenue.
The building will house a dozen courtrooms and several other federal offices.
The General Services Administration said construction will begin next year with a targeted completion date of sometime in 2026.
The new courthouse will replace the existing one on Broward Boulevard, which has had a host of problems with leaks and other space-related issues.
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