Hartford Courthouse


The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) received authorization from Congress in the amount of $334,970,000 for the site acquisition, design and construction of a new 281,000-square-foot Federal Courthouse in Hartford, CT. The Courthouse will provide eleven (11) courtrooms, eighteen (18) chambers and offices for court-related agencies along with 66 inside parking spaces. The project will meet the 10-year space needs of the courts and court-related agencies, and will accommodate expansion to meet the anticipated 30-year needs of the courts. In 2020, the Federal Judiciary identified a new courthouse in Hartford as a top priority across the country.
*The shortcut to this page is: gsa.gov/hartfordcourthouse

Current Status

GSA is in the Site Selection phase. Concurrently, GSA is working on hiring, through the GSA Design Excellence Process, a lead design firm.

Latest Updates

Public Scoping Meeting

Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), GSA intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze potential impacts from the proposed acquisition of a site in Hartford, CT, and the subsequent design and construction of a new Federal Courthouse. NEPA requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed actions on the human and natural environment prior to moving forward with those actions.

The public scoping meeting for the EIS will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Written comments must be submitted to GSA by July 6, 2023.

The meeting will be held at Park Street Library at the Lyric Community Room, 603 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

Written comments must be submitted using one of the following methods:

  • In-Person: Submit written comments at the public scoping meeting via comment forms. There will be a stenographer to capture the comments voiced during the meeting.
  • Email: Send an email to: HartfordCourthouse@gsa.gov and reference “Hartford Courthouse EIS” in the subject line.
  • Mail: Send direct written comments to:
    General Services Administration
    Attention: Robert Herman, Project Manager
    Abraham A. Ribicoff U.S. Courthouse
    450 Main Street, Suite 435
    Hartford, CT 06103
  • Drop Box: Place written comments in the drop box at the main entrance of the Ribicoff Courthouse, at the following address:
    Abraham A. Ribicoff U.S. Courthouse
    450 Main Street
    Hartford, CT 06103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Herman, Project Manager, GSA, at 413–244–9167.

April 2023: Selection of the top-ranked A/E firm for the Hartford Courthouse has been finalized and an announcement made in SAM.gov. A Source Selection and Evaluation Board reached consensus to begin contract negotiations with the lead firm Michael Maltzan Architects of Los Angeles, CA. This team will partner with SLAM Architects Glastonbury, CT


  • National Environmental Policy Act process: 2023-2024
  • Site Selection Completed: 2024
  • Design Start: 2024
  • Construction Start: 2026
  • Occupancy: 2029

Project Details

  • Total authorized: $334.97M for site acquisition, design and construction & related expenses
  • Total appropriated (to date): $273.5M for site acquisition, design and construction & related expenses
  • Design of the Courthouse to follow GSA Design Excellence Procedures.
  • Project Delivery Method: Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc)

Press Releases

May 30, 2023
U.S. General Services Administration to host a public scoping meeting for the new Federal Courthouse in Hartford, Conn.
May 30, 2023
La Administración de Servicios Generales de Estados Unidos organizará una reunión pública sobre el alcance de las obras del nuevo Palacio de Justicia Federal de Hartford, Connecticut.
October 22, 2022
U.S. General Services Administration Announces Sites Under Consideration for New Federal Courthouse in Hartford, Conn.

*For media inquiries contact:
Paul Hughes
Public Affairs Officer

Last Reviewed: 2023-06-02