New Federal Court Facilities Coming to Nashville (Tenn.), Charlotte (N.C.), Greenville (S.C.), Anniston (Ala.) and Savannah (Ga.)
ATLANTA — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is set to begin work on five regional courthouse construction projects identified by the federal Judiciary as their top priorities.
This investment allows GSA to leverage the resources of the agency and the federal government as a whole to foster economic development in local communities where we operate.
“The Federal Courts are a fundamental and indispensable part of our justice system and democracy. The recent funding approved by Congress and signed by President Obama will allow GSA to strengthen the court’s ability to fulfill its mission by addressing some key facility and security challenges of our largest federal tenant,” said Torre Jessup, Regional Administrator of the Southeast Sunbelt Region.
Nashville: New U.S. Courthouse
The GSA plan allocates $167,449,000 for site preparation, design and construction of a new, 339,000-square-foot U.S. Courthouse and underground parking spaces. This project received prior appropriations in FY 2002, FY 2003, and FY 2004 totaling $26,095,000.
A new U.S. Courthouse in Nashville will allow for relocation of the court and court-related agencies from the existing facilities located in the Estes Kefauver Federal Building (FB) and Annex. The new courthouse will provide eight courtrooms and 11 chambers to accommodate 11 judges (four active district, three seniors, one visiting, and three magistrate). Other court-related tenants include the District Clerk, U.S. Probation, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S.Marshals Service, Office of the U.S. Attorney and a U.S. Senate Office GSA plans to re-use the Kefauver Federal Building and Annex to house executive agencies that are currently located in leased space, and will complete a feasibility study to determine the appropriate funding request, schedule and implementation of any proposed future project. This project is fully funded and does not need additional authorization.
Charlotte: New Courthouse Annex and Renovation of the Charles R. Jonas