ICE: Moving On Up?
Either federal ICE agents in southern Colorado are getting a new office, or they’ll be moving soon.
That’s according to a notice from the U.S. General Services Administration requesting over 9,000 square feet of rental space for ICE, which will include holding cells and a fortified “sally port” gate.The contractor solicitation, filed in July, requests space in the counties of Pueblo or Fremont, and will be ready for occupancy no later than June of 2008:
After build-out of leased space, this space will include unique features of a sally-port and holding ceils [sic]. The initial tenants will be US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Such space shall be ready for occupancy prior to June 18, 2008. The government is seeking a lease term of 10 years with 7 years firm. Space offered must be located within Pueblo County or Fremont County.
ICE already has an office in the city of Pueblo, along with locations in Denver, Grand Junction, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Alamosa, Brush, and Craig.
With a 10-year lease, it’s clear that ICE has no intention of going anywhere. Is ICE planning to move agents, or to take a new office entirely?
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