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.
GSA is in the Site Selection phase. Concurrently, GSA is working on hiring, through the GSA Design Excellence Process, a lead design firm.
October 2022: GSA announced three sites that are under consideration as the potential location for the Courthouse. Beginning this fall, GSA will further analyze these sites and seek the public’s comments as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. 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.
September 2022: Architect and Engineering, Stage One Lead Designer Submissions were received and are under review.
- National Environmental Policy Act process: 2022-2023
- Site Selection Completed: 2023
- Design Start: 2023
- Construction Start: 2026
- Occupancy: 2029
- 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)