Savannah U.S. Courthouse Annex

Savannah Courthouse Annex

Efforts are underway to construct a new annex for the Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Savannah, Georgia. Congress appropriated funding in 2016 as part of a larger effort to modernize the entire judicial complex. The new 35,000-square-foot annex will allow the Judiciary to meet its current and long-term needs for security, accessibility and operational efficiency. Plans for the annex include a new bankruptcy courtroom and related chambers, as well as a new office for the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System.

Current status

Design for the project is complete and construction is underway. Interior and exterior finishes will go into place throughout the fall and winter of 2020 with a goal to be complete by early spring 2021. GSA remains committed to enhancing security and improving available workspace for courthouse employees while respecting the community’s interest in preserving Savannah’s historical charm. The current design features a marble and brick facade that blends with the historic aesthetics of the Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

Latest updates

Workers have begun installing roofing materials and windows in preparation of the building’s drying-in process. Once the building is dry, drywall installation will commence on all three floors.

Project details

Total Authorized Funding: $27,827,200 (site acquisition, design, construction and related expenses)

Project Delivery Method: Design Build

Lead Design Architect: Hoar Construction, LLC

Project Schedule:

  • Anticipated Construction Start: Spring 2019
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: Spring 2021

Awarded Contracts:

  • Hoar Construction LLC (Design Build Award) – Sep. 2017
  • Jacobs Engineering (Construction Manager as Agent Award) – Dec. 2017

Draft Environmental Assessment [PDF - 4 MB] Feb. 2019

News releases

GSA releases new design for Savannah Courthouse Annex (5/8/18)
GSA Announces Design Build Award for Savannah Annex- GSA News Release (10/3/17)
GSA Announces $947 Million Courthouse Investment Plan - GSA News Release (4/18/16)
FY 2016 Funding Meets Judiciary Needs - U.S.Courts Release (12/21/2015)
GSA FY2016 Courthouse Investment Plan Breakdown [PDF - 134 KB]

Media Inquiries

Adam Rondeau
Public Affairs Officer

Last Reviewed: 2020-06-29