Photos: 482-Foot Downtown Miami Courthouse Now Rising

In Downtown Miami, a courthouse building that will rise the equivalent of a nearly 50-story tower is now under vertical construction.

The new Miami-Dade County civil courthouse will actually only have 25 stories, but will reach 474 feet above ground and 482 feet above sea level thanks to high ceiling heights.

It will replace the 1928 courthouse across the street, which could be offered to private companies for redevelopment.

According to a 2019 bid document, the new courthouse tower had a net present value of $341 million.

Plenary Group of Australia is the developer. The county will make payments over several decades to the developer in exchange for building, financing, and operating the building.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

I remember the county residents voting against a new courthouse a few years ago and yet we are getting a new courthouse.

I remember county residents voting for Metrorail expansion and yet we got no expansion except for the airport station.

Anonymous
2 months ago

and i remember that even after the people voted they continued to keep these people in office. The people of Miami ultimately keeps these crappy politicians in power so no one to blame except ourselves

Anonymous
2 months ago

bravo….you are absolutely correct

Anonymous
2 months ago

And on top of that we are getting an ugly courthouse!

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
Haha.. this person wants to go to court in a pretty courthouse!

Zz01
2 months ago

^ this person has a smooth brain.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Lol, they should’ve just kept packing all those loser lawyers into that ancient asbestos ridden old courthouse like sardines in a can haha

Anonymous
1 month ago

I remember how as one of the largest civil court systems in the County we have desperately needed a new courthouse for what has been at least several decades. If we are to be a world class City there is zero reason why we should be operating out of a building form the 1920s that is non-functional in today’s world. Heck, even if we’re not trying to be a world class City, we still desperately need a new building. There are many reasons to celebrate this even if you’ll have the fortune of never having to set foot in it.

Joe CARollo
2 months ago

Melos downtown tower will add foot traffic to the immediate area and hopefully the old courthouse becomes city hall or a hotel. This area is literally a toilet bowl right now.

Truth Matters
2 months ago

Yes it is
Melo’s tower won’t be enough.
Hopefully, further development in the western parts of downtown can flush it out

Anonymous
2 months ago

The county is coming up with a redevelopment plan for all their land around government center

Anonymous
2 months ago

Can you elaborate on this, pls?

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

Yeah the old courthouse needs to have Miami city hall relocated there or at least a hotel with courthouse restaurants

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
2 months ago

A 4 star hotel for sure

Anonymous
2 months ago

Or a museum or an art space

Anonymous
2 months ago

What’s wrong with Perez’s Art Museum?

Anonymous
2 months ago

I don’t believe this building is suitable for a museum. Ceilings are low and floor plate is small… proper museums need adequate ceiling height and lighting

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s going to be just like the so called “Freedom Tower” because it’ll take a lot of money to redevelop this building.

Joe CARollo
2 months ago

Unfortunately “maybe later Mana” holds the keys to downtown…

Anonymous
2 months ago

You are absolutely correct. While the rest of downtown explodes with new development and residents, Mana’s “control area” of Flagler properties moves forward at a snail’s pace.

Anonymous
2 months ago

“Moishe Mana abandoned plans to convert a North Miami Beach office building into apartments, selling the property for $20 million. The seller, an entity managed by Mana, paid $9.5 million for the property, completed in 1965, in 2016 records show.”

Things are working out in MiamiDade just like I planned them.

– Moishe Mana

Joe CARollo
2 months ago

The old flipping flip flip…wonder how many more of those he’s planning

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2 months ago

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Anonymous
2 months ago

And make sure to dump the left over asbestos there too LOL

Melo, a true Giga Chad
2 months ago

This thing is gonna be built like a fortress. Which it should at almost $800 million.

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

Now birghtline lots next door need to be developed.

Anonymous
2 months ago

With better architecture and not removing the street alignment, however. The “supertowers” proposal is almost a bigger joke than the new courthouse’s architecture as it relates to the price tag.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Nice infill for density

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is better infill for sure than those b)u)m)s tents that used to be there LOL!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Anyone know the estimated completion date for this?

kibou
2 months ago

should be in 2024

Paranoid Android
2 months ago

Great maybe City Hall can now be moved into the old courthouse.

Anonymous
2 months ago

B-but, I thought court appearances on Chinese spyware…-I mean Zoom were the fuuchur..

Realtalk Reilly
2 months ago

Y’all already know my comment. This is the Courthouse that COVID made obsolete and a giant boondoggle before it was ever built!

In case you haven’t seen this story I’ve repeated a dozen times before, the space limitations in the old, always overcrowded Courthouse were the impetus for building this new one. But then COVID happened, and courts transitioned to doing pretty much everything except for jury trials via online conferencing like Zoom.

They didn’t go back to the old ways when the pandemic ended, so now the old, still-operating Courthouse is NEVER crowded anymore, at all. The new one is no longer needed!

For a small fraction of the money they spent on the new one, they could’ve fully renovated the old Courthouse and made it more hi-tech, so that even more proceedings could be conducted remotely and efficiently with reliable technology.

That’s the real talk, baby! Sometimes it’s a sad story, and other times it’s…..

Aww, who am I kidding? It’s always a sad story. If you don’t think so it’s just because you haven’t gotten to the ending yet.