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GSA shares design of Ashley U.S. Courthouse annex

For immediate release – September 13, 2018

Rendering of annex for Ashley Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio.
Photo rendering of the new annex at the James M. and Thomas W. L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio.

CHICAGO -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today unveiled the design for the new annex at the James M. and Thomas W.L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio. The annex design, which pays tribute to Toledo’s historic role in the nation’s glass industry, further defines the Toledo Civic Center Mall.

GSA focuses on delivering the best value in real estate to its federal partners and the American people. When complete, the new annex and renovation of the Ashley U.S. Courthouse will meet the long-term space requirements for the Judiciary and the Department of Justice.

Project details:

  • The $104 million project allows GSA to construct a nearly 96,000 square foot courthouse annex and to fully renovate the existing historic Ashley U.S. Courthouse.
  • The concept design for the annex features a geometric glass structure that sits atop a raised base. This structure celebrates the glass manufacturing heritage of Toledo, and also maximizes natural daylight, views and visual connection to the Civic Center Mall.
  • The renovations to the existing courthouse include upgrades to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems, elevator modernization, accessibility upgrades, tenant improvements, and façade repairs for the existing courthouse.

Additional information about the project’s progress and building can be found online at

About GSA:

The mission of the U.S. General Services Administration is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across Government. One of GSA’s four strategic goals is to save taxpayer money through better management of federal real estate.

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