U.S. Courthouse Project, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will build a new U.S. Courthouse in the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The existing Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Harrisburg does not meet the federal government's security and expansion requirements. The four courtrooms of the 1960s era Reagan Building are not enough to accommodate the increasing caseload of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Status Update

The project is currently in the design phase, with the following recent accomplishments:

  • Sept. 15, 2017 – final concept submitted
  • Sept. 20, 2017 – Step 2 of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) issued

Prior Actions

  • January 2017 – GSA awarded $9,194,935 to Ennead Architects of New York, NY, for providing A/E services for the U.S. Courthouse planned at 6th and Reily Streets in Harrisburg. Services include revising the former PBS Commissioner’s approved design concept and completing the design services by fall 2018.
  • Jan. 31, 2017 – GSA published (in Harrisburg-Patriot News) a Notice of Availability of the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for construction and operation of a proposed U.S. Courthouse at 6th and Reily Streets in Harrisburg. The draft SEA met the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
  • Feb. 1–March 1, 2017 – GSA sponsored a 30-day public review comment period. Two local businesses commented in support of the proposed U.S. Courthouse project and site.
  • GSA determined that implementing the proposed project was not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the context of NEPA and, therefore, no Environmental Impact Statement was needed and construction of the U.S. Courthouse at 6th and Reily Streets would begin.
  • The 2017 Final SEA examined existing conditions that had changed since 2011 to ensure impacts would not be significant. The Final SEA evaluated the updated baseline conditions, environmental consequences, and cumulative impacts of both alternatives. Electronic copies of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and 2017 Final SEA are available below:
  • March 28, 2017 – GSA awarded $1,139,000 to Hill International, Inc., of Philadelphia, Penn., for providing Construction Manager as agent (CMa) services, including design phase services and commissioning services during design phase.

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