New Chattanooga Courthouse

U.S. Courthouse

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) received authorization from Congress in the amount of $218,000,000 for the site acquisition, design and construction of a new 186,000-square-foot federal courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The courthouse, once completed, will consist of seven (7) courtrooms, nine (9) chambers, and 39 inside secure parking spaces. The facility will also provide space for the District Clerk, U.S. Probation Office, Bankruptcy Clerk, United States Marshals Services, United States Attorney’s Office, Federal Public Defender and the General Services Administration.

Current Status

GSA is in the Site Selection Phase.

Latest Updates

GSA awarded the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) contract on March 1, 2023 with the Notice to Proceed issued for the NEPA analysis on March 21. The contract was awarded to Potomac Hudson Engineering (PHE). The NEPA analysis will take approximately 9 - 10 months to complete.

A Program of Requirements (POR) study will also be conducted for this project. GSA intends to contract with a construction manager as advisor (CMa) firm to conduct the POR study and anticipates issuing the request for proposals (RFP) to qualified CMa firms in the second quarter of the calendar year 2023.


  • March 2023 - Award NEPA contract
  • September 2023 - Award CMa contract
  • February 2024 - Preferred Site Identified
  • May 2024 - POR Complete

Project Details

  • Total authorized: $218M for site acquisition, design and construction & related expenses
  • Total appropriated (to date): $218M site acquisition, design and construction & related expenses
  • Design and Construction of the courthouse to follow GSA Design and Construction Excellence policies and procedures.

Public Notice Chattanooga Courthouse [PDF - 43 KB]

News Releases

GSA to host public scoping meeting for new Federal Courthouse in Chattanooga
GSA Request For Expressions of Interest (REOI) for potential site acquisition for a new Federal Courthouse in Chattanooga, Tenn.
GSA Announces Sites Under Consideration for New Federal Courthouse in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Last Reviewed: 2023-05-31