GSA releases new designs for Anniston U.S. Courthouse project
ATLANTA—The U.S. General Services Administration today unveiled design renderings for the new federal courthouse in Anniston, Alabama, being built to serve the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Designed to complement downtown Anniston’s historic aesthetic, the three-story courthouse will feature a limestone and brick façade and will include a district courtroom, a bankruptcy courtroom, three judges’ chambers and 13 secured parking spaces. The courthouse is designed to meet the standards for LEED Gold certification.
Once built, the new courthouse will also provide workspace for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a bankruptcy administrator and the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System.
“The people of Anniston have eagerly awaited the start of this project, and this design gives them a glimpse into the future of their downtown,” said Kevin Kerns, regional commissioner for GSA’s Public Buildings Service. “Working with our builder, GSA strives to provide a state-of-the-art facility that meets the long-term workspace and security needs of our partners in the Northern District of Alabama.”
With an authorized budget of nearly $42.6 million, construction of the 63,000 square-foot courthouse is anticipated to begin in late fall 2019 and will take approximately two years to complete. The Birmingham, Alabama-based construction firm B.L. Harbert International LLC developed the design and will build the new facility.
The mission of the U.S. General Services Administration is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across the government. One of GSA’s four strategic goals is to save taxpayer money through better management of federal real estate.
GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region delivers real estate, technology and procurement solutions to government and the American people in eight states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.