After seven years, ground finally broke yesterday on a new, $41 million office building for the Special Operations Command South at the Homestead Air Reserve Base, the Miami Herald reported.
The command, which is in charge of special operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, moved in to trailers in 2004 expecting construction to begin on the base imminently. However, that never materialized and the command was confined to a very limited space.
The 123,000-square-foot, LEED-certified silver facility will be constructed on land leased from Miami-Dade County and will have offices for more than 400 people from the armed services, with extra room for crisis situations. The project is expected to be complete in two years and will bring 250 temporary jobs to the area. [Miami Herald]