Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks opening of new federal courthouse in Anniston
ANNISTON, Alabama — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held May 9 to mark the opening of the new federal courthouse in Anniston, Alabama. The event, which was held on the front steps of the new facility, was open to the public.
The ceremony, led by the Honorable Corey L. Maze, U.S. District Judge of the Northern District of Alabama, included musical performances from the Oxford High School Show Choir, a presentation of colors by the Anniston High School JROTC, as well as comments from U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, the Honorable James J. Robinson, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge of the Northern District of Alabama, and Nina Albert, Commissioner of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service.
“This new Federal courthouse represents the best of what is possible when we – Federal and local governments, as well as public and private sectors – work together to achieve more than what we could accomplish alone,” said Albert.
“On this project, our contractors sourced local materials, such as the marble mined in Alabama, and spent much of the project budget hiring from the local community,” she continued. “This means that jobs, good-paying jobs, were created for folks in Anniston and the surrounding area. This also means that dollars were spent in restaurants, hotels, and coffee shops locally.”
Construction on the new 63,000 square-foot federal courthouse began in the fall of 2019. The facility will serve as home to the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of Alabama, in addition to providing workspace for the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S Probation and Pretrial Services.
The new courthouse was designed to achieve LEED-Gold, which ensures that our Federal buildings are as efficient, healthy and sustainable as possible.
Following the ceremony, the public was invited to tour the new facility.
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