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At Last: Feds Nail Fort Lauderdale Site For New Courthouse

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The existing U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse at 299 E. Broward Blvd. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. A commercial high-rise looms as the complex's neighbor to the immediate north. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Lynne Sladky

For everyone who has endured the flooding, tight quarters and other inconveniences of Fort Lauderdale’s downtown federal courthouse, relief is finally coming into view.

Over the holidays, the U.S. government selected a long-awaited site for a replacement when it agreed to spend $13.5 million for nearly 3.5 acres south of the Tarpon River in Fort Lauderdale. It’s in an area bordering Southeast Third Avenue and Southeast 11th Street.

The site selection, which was nearly two decades in the making, is expected to trigger millions in new commercial and residential development near the Broward County Courthouse complex, business leaders said.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.