Attorney General, Alabama senators lead ribbon cutting for new U.S. courthouse in Mobile
ATLANTA – Elected officials, civic leaders and more than 500 guests gathered at the new federal courthouse in Mobile, Alabama, today to witness a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the recently completed federal judicial facility.
Joining district court judges from the Southern District of Alabama, Attorney General Jeff Sessions,Sens. Richard Shelby and Doug Jones and Administrator Emily Murphy of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) led the ceremony to dedicate the new courthouse, on which construction finished in June.
“The new courthouse provides the community and the employees of the court with a secure and modern facility in which to seek and administer justice,” said Chief Judge Kristi DuBose of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. “We are proud of its stunning architecture and thank the many women and men who worked on this project over the last four years.”
Located in Mobile’s historic downtown commercial district, the nearly 156,000 square-foot courthouse includes six courtrooms and nine judge’s chambers. The new facility provides secure workspace for the U.S. District Court, the U.S. District Clerk, the U.S. Magistrate Court and the U.S. Marshals Service.
“A part of GSA’s mission is to deliver value through real estate to support the critical missions of our partners across the federal government,” said GSA Administrator Emily Murphy. “I’m proud to say that the beautiful courthouse we’re celebrating today was delivered on-time and budget, which shows the close relationship GSA enjoys with our colleagues in the judicial branch.”
The completion of the new federal courthouse marked the first phase of a larger Mobile federal judicial complex that includes the historic John A. Campbell U.S. Courthouse. Built in 1932, the Campbell U.S. Courthouse is currently undergoing renovations slated to be complete by the spring of 2020.
The mission of GSA 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.