New Huntsville U.S. Courthouse

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

In fiscal year 2019, Congress approved funding for the construction of a new approximately 123,100-gross-square-foot federal courthouse in Huntsville, Alabama, for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. The new courthouse will include five courtrooms and six judges’ chambers and will provide workspace for several other federal agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the U.S Probation and Pretrial Services. Once built, the courthouse will have 26 secured parking spaces.

In addition to GSA’s work on a new federal courthouse in Anniston, Alabama, efforts to design and build the new Huntsville courthouse mark the second active federal courthouse project currently underway in partnership with the Northern District of Alabama.

Current Status

GSA’s efforts to build the new Huntsville federal courthouse are currently in the procurement phase. The project received authorization from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Feb. 5. 2019.

Latest Updates

Environmental and site assessment work is ongoing. Stage I architectural and engineering (A/E) services proposals were received in March 2019. GSA expects to announce the shortlisted A/E firms on FedBizOpps in April 2019.

Additionally, GSA plans to award contracts for the development of the Program of Requirements (POR) and additional due diligence studies for the preferred site in April 2019.

Next Milestones

Submission of Stage II A/E proposals is currently planned for late May 2019.

Project Details

Total authorized funding: $86.4 million for site acquisition, design and construction services.
Project delivery method: Design-Build Bridging
Lead design architect: To be determined
Anticipated milestones (all dates are subject to change):

  • Sep. 2019 - Award of the A/E Bridging Architect
  • Sep. 2020 - Bridging Design phase complete
  • Feb. 2021 - Award of the Design/ Build Contract
  • Sep. 2021 - Construction begins
  • Aug. 2022 - Design complete (100% construction documents)
  • Feb. 2024 - Planned substantial completion

Awarded contracts:
O’Brien & Gere (Phase I Site Assessment and Limited EA) -- Awarded Feb. 2019

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