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PRESS RELEASE: $116M Project For Historic Moss Courthouse Begins


Contact:  Rich Stebbins

$116M Project For Historic Moss Courthouse Begins

SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will host a ceremony to officially start a $116 million renovation project of the Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse, 350 S Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT at 10 a.m. MDT on April 22.

GSA awarded a renovation contract to locally operated Big-D Construction, with global architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK providing design services, in order to preserve and restore the historic fabric of the building while modernizing and transforming this building into engaging, commercially valuable, and innovative space. Once completed, there will be approximately 12 tenants that will move back into the facility, most notably the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The project will focus on seismically stabilizing the building and updating critical building systems while preserving the historic aspects of the oldest building in Salt Lake City's Exchange Place Historic District.

“We are taking a nearly vacant, underperforming building and making smart investments to improve the work environment for these 12 agencies while keeping the historic aspects that make this building special to the people of Salt Lake City,” said Public Buildings Service Regional Commissioner Tanisha Harrison.

Speaking at this event are:

  • David Amott, Executive Director for Preservation Utah
  • Tim Gaidis, Senior Project Designer, HOK 
  • Chief Judge Joel Marker, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah
  • Rob Moore, Executive Chairman, Big-D Construction
  • G.W. Emge, Deputy Regional Commissioner for Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration

This project will move agencies out of twelve leased facilities and into federally-owned space that will save $4.3 million in lease cost avoidance.

The Moss Courthouse renovations are expected to be completed in 2024 with full tenant occupancy.


Media are invited to attend this event, please RSVP with Rich Stebbins at or 303-513-1166 by Thurs, April 21 at 5 p.m.

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