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GSA Awards Contract for Pre-Design Services for the New Land Port of Entry at Norton, Vermont

BOSTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a contract for architectural and engineering services in support of the new Land Port of Entry at Norton, Vermont

Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the $734,073 contract was awarded to Dattner Architects. The scope of the contract award is to provide pre-design services with optional design and construction phase services to meet the requirements of the Federal inspection agencies at the Norton land port. 

This project will also provide the opportunity to incorporate sustainability features that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the impact of buildings on the environment, and simultaneously increase the mission readiness of the Federal government by increasing resilience to climate change.

“America’s land ports are vital to our economy and our security, with billions of dollars in goods and services crossing our borders each and every day,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “The investments created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are a historic opportunity to modernize our land ports in ways that will create good-paying jobs and strengthen supply chains, while enhancing safety and security.”

When completed, the port will improve public and officer safety, and provide for the long-term, safe and efficient flow of current and projected traffic volumes.

“GSA’s goal is to provide long-lasting and durable buildings which are sustainable and climate resilient, with low maintenance and operating costs,” Region 1 Public Buildings Service Commissioner and Acting Regional Administrator Glenn C. Rotondo said. “The original  facility at Norton was constructed in 1933 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The new facility will be highly functional and technologically efficient while respecting the historic nature of the current port. We are excited for the opportunity to work with our Federal partners and begin the process to improve this facility, and the economic prospects this project will bring to the region.”


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