The Jacksonville City Council approved legislation to allow the Sheriff’s Office to lease 58,959 square feet of space in the 20-story Florida Blue office tower to house its Homeland Security Division.
According to the legislation, Florida Blue will charge the Sheriff’s Office $20 per square foot annually for office space in Downtown’s Brooklyn neighborhood and another $6 per square foot for 3,567 square feet of garage space. The price is considered below market rates.
The Homeland Security Division is currently housed at 711 N. Liberty St., north of the Police Memorial Building and Duval County Jail, in a building that is too small for its growing staff.
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