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New Federal Court Facilities Coming to Toledo

April 18, 2016

GSA announces construction of annex to help meet Judiciary's needs

CHICAGO — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is set to begin work on the renovation of the James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio. GSA will also be constructing a new courthouse annex as the Judiciary identified it as a top priority.

This investment allows GSA to leverage the resources of our agency and the federal government as a whole to foster economic development in local communities where we operate.

“The federal Judiciary is essential to our country and our courthouses have an impact on our communities,” said GSA Great Lakes Regional Administrator Ann P. Kalayil. “By building an annex and making improvements at the Ashley U.S. Courthouse, we are helping the Judiciary meet its needs as it serves the American people and the city of Toledo."

GSA’s plan allocates $97,784,000 for the design and construction of a new, 96,000-square-foot U.S. Courthouse Annex and inside parking spaces, and for the repair and alteration of the Ashley U.S. Courthouse.

The renovation of the existing Ashley U.S. Courthouse and the construction of a new courthouse annex will meet the space requirements of the District and Bankruptcy Courts. The project will provide six courtrooms and eight chambers to accommodate eight judges (two active district, two seniors, one visiting, one magistrate and two bankruptcy). Other court related tenants include the Federal Public Defender (Trial Prep) and the U.S. Department of Justice (the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Trustee, and the Office of the U.S. Attorney).

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and the congressional committees that authorize courthouse construction, must approve the investment plan before construction activities can begin. Solicitations for design, construction and others services will be posted on as project plans are finalized.

All new courthouses and renovations will be completed in accordance with the U.S. Courts Design Guide, meet the 10-year space needs of the court and court-related agencies, and be consistent with the application of courtroom sharing policies.

Additional Resources

GSA Announces $947 Million Courthouse Investment Plan - GSA News Release (4/18/16)
FY 2016 Funding Meets Judiciary Needs - U.S. Courts Release (12/21/2015)

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