Reagan FBCH in Harrisburg sold for $10.1M

Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Harrisburg
Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Harrisburg

On Jan. 27, GSA completed the sale of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse located at 228 Walnut Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for $10.1 million to R.R.F. Building LLC in Bronx, New York. This is the first GSA Mid-Atlantic Region facility sold in support of the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act (FASTA) of 2016.

FASTA requires the Office of Management and Budget and GSA to identify opportunities for the federal government to reduce its inventory of civilian real property through accelerated sales of approved properties. The goal is to reduce the costs for maintaining these federal properties while more efficiently utilizing existing properties. GSA Real Property Utilization and Disposal is responsible for conducting, managing and executing the sales of these properties.

Although the building is sold, GSA still holds a two-year reservation of rights which restricts the new owner from changing the building’s name, adding new tenants, or proceeding with any renovations until all existing tenants have completely relocated. GSA continues to lead the facility’s operations and maintenance and collaborate with tenants for their relocation. Many tenants will move into the new U.S. Courthouse currently under construction at 6th and Reily streets in Harrisburg; others will relocate into leased locations.

1967 exterior marble sculpture by Theodore Cotillo Barbarossa, Sr.
1967 exterior marble sculpture by Theodore Cotillo Barbarossa, Sr.

A 1967 marble sculpture by Theodore Cotillo Barbarossa, Sr., located on the exterior at ground level, was commissioned through the Fine Arts in New Federal Buildings Program and will remain with the building through a covenant.

This 11-story, 250,000 gross square foot facility was built in 1966 and is located across the street from the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex. The completed sale of this building will provide an opportunity for future economic growth and save taxpayer dollars.


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Last Reviewed: 2022-03-28