The federal General Services Administration has announced additional funding of $29,510,000 toward the eventual construction of a federal courthouse in Harrisburg.

GSA announced the allocation for fiscal 2017. As a part of the plan, GSA and the Judiciary agreed to move forward with funding for the Harrisburg Courthouse.

The $29.5 million is to be used in a project to meet the space requirements of the court and court-related agencies in Harrisburg. It is the second allocation toward the project. In 2004, GSA appropriated $26 million toward the multi-million dollar project.

“This is a positive development and another step forward in seeing the federal courthouse constructed in Harrisburg,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse. “We are pleased at this sign of commitment from the GSA.”

Sen. Bob Casey also welcomed the news of the GSA allocation.

“After pushing GSA for a funding award for the critical Harrisburg Courthouse project, I am glad we have received word that they will be receiving additional federal support,” Sen. Casey said. “The project still needs significantly more funding to become a reality, and I will continue to push to see this to fruition.”

The court and related agencies are currently located in the Ronald Reagan Federal Building in the central business district of Harrisburg. GSA will undertake a feasibility study to determine the optimal housing solution (which could be construction of a new stand-alone courthouse or an annex), appropriate future funding request amount, and the project schedule.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, or (717) 255 3015.


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