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GSA Announces Sites Under Consideration for New Federal Courthouse in Chattanooga, TN

ATLANTA, Georgia — The U.S. General Services Administration today announced the sites that are under consideration as the potential location for a new federal courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Earlier this year, GSA received congressional authorization in the amount of $218,381,000 for the site acquisition, design and construction of a new 186,000-gross square-foot Chattanooga federal courthouse.

After issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest seeking potential sites and conducting initial due diligence including site visits, GSA has identified three sites for further analysis. Ordered from north to south, the sites are:

  • A portion of (specific size and location to be determined) 201, 203, 205, and 301 Power Alley.
  • The property bounded by Lindsay St on the west, E. 8th St on the north, Houston St on the east, and extending south to (and including) 814 Lindsay St.
  • A portion of (specific size and location to be determined) the property bounded by W. 11th St on the north, Market St on the east, W. 12th St on the south, and Chestnut St on the west.

“As GSA moves forward with the project, we will continue our partnership with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the City of Chattanooga,” said Region 4 Public Buildings Service Commissioner and Acting Regional Administrator Kevin Kerns. “We look forward to delivering a successful project for the Court, the American people and the City of Chattanooga.”

GSA will further analyze these sites and seek public comment as part of the National Environmental Policy Act assessment. GSA anticipates the NEPA process starting by the end of the first quarter of the calendar year 2023. For more information and updates, please visit:


About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities.

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