The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) received authorization from Congress in the amount of $334,970,000 for the site acquisition, design and construction of a new 281,000-square-foot Federal Courthouse in Hartford, CT. The Courthouse will provide eleven (11) courtrooms, eighteen (18) chambers and offices for court-related agencies along with 66 inside parking spaces. The project will meet the 10-year space needs of the courts and court-related agencies, and will accommodate expansion to meet the anticipated 30-year needs of the courts. In 2020, the Federal Judiciary identified a new courthouse in Hartford as a top priority across the country.
The shortcut to this page is gsa.gov/hartfordcourthouse
GSA is in the Site Selection phase. Concurrently, GSA is working on hiring, through the GSA Design Excellence Process, a lead design firm.
June 2023: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), GSA intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze potential impacts from the proposed acquisition of a site in Hartford, CT, and the subsequent design and construction of a new Federal Courthouse. NEPA requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed actions on the human and natural environment prior to moving forward with those actions.
The public scoping meeting for the EIS was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at Park Street Library at the Lyric Community Room, 603 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
Written comments must be submitted to GSA by July 6, 2023.
Written comments must be submitted using one of the following methods:
- In-Person: Comments were submitted at the public scoping meeting via comment forms. There was a stenographer to capture the comments voiced during the meeting.
- Email: Send an email to HartfordCourthouse@gsa.gov and reference “Hartford Courthouse EIS” in the subject line.
- Mail: Send direct written comments to:
General Services Administration
Attention: Robert Herman, Project Manager
Abraham A. Ribicoff U.S. Courthouse
450 Main Street, Suite 435
Hartford, CT 06103
- Drop box: Place written comments in the drop box at the main entrance of the Ribicoff Courthouse, at the following address:
Abraham A. Ribicoff U.S. Courthouse
450 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Herman, Project Manager, GSA, at 413–244–9167.
April 2023: Selection of the top-ranked A/E firm for the Hartford Courthouse has been finalized and an announcement made in SAM.gov. A Source Selection and Evaluation Board reached consensus to begin contract negotiations with the lead firm Michael Maltzan Architects of Los Angeles, CA. This team will partner with SLAM Architects Glastonbury, CT.
- National Environmental Policy Act process: 2023-2024
- Site Selection Completed: 2024
- Design Start: 2024
- Construction Start: 2026
- Occupancy: 2029
- Total authorized: $334.97M for site acquisition, design and construction & related expenses
- Total appropriated: $334.97M for site acquisition, design and construction & related expenses
- Design of the Courthouse to follow GSA Design Excellence Procedures.
- Project Delivery Method: Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc)
Public Scoping Meeting Resources
- New Hartford Federal Courthouse EIS Public Meeting Handout [PDF - 641 KB]
- EIS para el Nuevo Palacio de Justicia Federal de Hartford Folleto de Reunión Pública [PDF - 657 KB]
- Notice of Intent
- Hartford Courthouse EIS Presentation (Espanol) [PPTX - 21 MB]