U.S. Courthouse Project, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Background

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will build a new U.S. Courthouse in the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The existing Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Harrisburg does not meet the federal government's security and expansion requirements. The 1960s era Reagan Building was initially built with two courtrooms and later, two more courtrooms were added. However, the four courtrooms are not enough to accommodate the increasing caseload of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

On January 2017, GSA awarded $9,194,935 to Ennead Architects of New York, New York, for providing A/E services for the U.S. Courthouse planned at 6th & Reily Streets in Harrisburg. The services include revising the former PBS Commissioner’s approved design concept and completing the design services for the new courthouse. Design services are estimated to be completed in the Fall 2018.

On March 28, 2017, GSA awarded $1,139,000 to Hill International, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for providing Construction Manager as agent (CMa) services for this project. Services include design phase services and commissioning services during design phase.

Status Update

The project is currently in design phase.

On January 31, 2017, GSA published a Notice of Availability in the Harrisburg-Patriot News announcing the availability of the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the construction and operation of a proposed U.S. Courthouse at 6th and Reily Streets in Harrisburg. GSA requested public comments on the proposed action during the 30-day public review comment period that ended March 1, 2017. The draft SEA met the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Two comments were received from local businesses in support of the proposed U.S. Courthouse project at 6th and Reily Streets site. GSA has determined that implementing the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the context of NEPA and, therefore, no Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared. GSA has selected the action alternative, construction of the U.S. Courthouse at 6th and Reily Streets, for implementation.

The 2017 Final SEA examined existing conditions that had changed since 2011 to ensure impacts would not be significant. The Final SEA evaluated the updated baseline conditions, environmental consequences, and cumulative impacts of both alternatives.

Electronic copies of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and 2017 Final SEA are available below:

 

Last Reviewed 2017-04-27