(Las Vegas, NV) — Wednesday, developer SDA Inc. held a topping-out ceremony for its new 11-story Federal Justice Tower, located at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.
The Class A office development is a cooperative effort between the city of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency and Steve Biagiotti of SDA Inc.
“It’s mixed retail down on the ground floor. They will have a place for people to casually walk in and I suppose rub elbows with federal officials in their off-hours,” says Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin.
The project has already employed more than 200 sub-contractors and engineers, all working with local general contractor SR Construction. As the interior design phase nears completion, SR Construction directly and indirectly anticipates hiring another 250 local workers to complete the 140,000-square-foot facility.
“This kind of building doesn’t say U.S Attorney’s Office. It doesn’t say that and then ‘aim here’. It has its own purpose. You don’t put up a banner and say exactly what it does,” says Coffin.
The development will house the executive and administrative offices of the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada, the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General and the Federal Protective Services.
Upon completion, the aforementioned government agencies will house approximately 300 employees for a minimum of 15 years, as stipulated in the lease with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
No specific timeframe was given for completion. However Carolyn Goodman did say the building would be finished in the “very near future”.