JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Secretary of State’ Office is moving its office at 700 North St. closer to downtown.
The Mississippi Department of Finance & Administration received five responses to a request for proposals and has narrowed the candidates to two office buildings. The Secretary of State’s Office and DFA are reviewing best and final from owners of the two properties and says it expects to make a final selection by the end of October.
With its lease at 700 North St. expiring in January, the Secretary of State’s Office wants the new space ready by Jan. 21.
The RFP asked for suitable office space of 25,000 square feet within four blocks of the Secretary of State’s main office in the Heber Ladner building at 401 Mississippi St.
The search area for the new office is bounded on the east by State Street and the north by High Street. The RFP cites worker safety concerns in narrowing the boundaries for the new office building.
The landlord must provide at least 100 parking places for staff and provide maintenance and janitorial service.
Between 80 and 90 workers staff the office building at 700 North St., which 700 North St. LLC owns.