FBI and GSA Dedicate the New Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building
MIRAMAR, FL—The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Miami Field Office and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will officially name and dedicate the new Federal Office Building in Miramar, the new high-performing hub for South Florida FBI operations during a special ceremony April 10, 2015.
President Obama signed legislation Tuesday designating “the Federal building at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the ‘Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building.’”
The event features appearances by FBI Director James B. Comey, GSA acting Administrator Denise Turner Roth, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, and Singer/Songwriter Jon Secada.
GSA Acting Administrator Denise Turner Roth says GSA is proud to have delivered the project on time and on budget while making a positive impact on the environment and local economy. “GSA is committed to providing the best value in real estate services to our federal partners and the American people. The state-of-the-art facility creates a 21st century work environment that saves taxpayer dollars, increases collaboration, and helps the FBI perform vital public services.”
Special Agents Grogan and Dove, in Memoriam
Fallen Special Agents Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove were killed in the line of duty on Friday, April 11, 1986 in a gun battle with two violent serial criminals in South Miami-Dade County. FBI casualties sustained during this incident were higher than any shootout in its history, ending with two dead and five wounded agents.
As a result of the April 1986 tragedy, the FBI made significant changes in the firearms carried by agents, the body armor they wore, and the incident response training special agents received.
About the Building
The 380,000 square foot building—nestled on a 20-acre campus—accommodates nearly 1000 FBI employees in a centralized, collaborative, and secure workspace; reduces water and energy consumption; preserves a pristine natural habitat; and saves taxpayer dollars. The FBI moved into the facility in December 2014 from North Miami Beach and several leased locations across South Florida, helping the agency avoid approximately $11 million in rent payments annually over 30 years.
The site has achieved key sustainability designations for reduced environmental impact, including Two-Stars from Sustainable SITES Initiative and LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors. The LEED Platinum for Core & Shell Certificate application is pending. Key sustainability features incorporated into the design and construction include:
- 95 percent reduction in water consumption achieved through rainwater, well water, and municipal reclaimed water capture;
- A high-performance, glass curtain facade that harvests daylight, reduces heat gain, and meets Florida hurricane resistance standards;
- Rooftop solar panels on the parking garage generating one megawatt of electricity, or nearly 20 percent of the building’s energy usage; and
- Wetlands restoration.
The facility also includes hybrid floor layouts with open-squad bays, offices, and meeting rooms; a vehicle checkpoint; and a fitness center, medical suite, commissary, automotive shop, and one-half mile running trail.
Final costs are expected to reach $194 million with final build-out remaining, falling under the $198 million budgeted for project site acquisition, design, construction, tenant improvements, and other services. Businesses contributed nearly one million work hours during the site’s construction, with about 75 percent of construction contract dollars awarded to Florida businesses. The project exceeded small business goals in all categories, including small business enterprise, small disadvantaged, Women-Owned, HUBZONE, Veteran-Owned and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned small business.