Kaptur: Federal government releases rendering of Ashley Courthouse annex
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), today welcomed news of that the General Services Administration (GSA) is releasing a photo rendering of the new annex of the James M. and Thomas W.L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio. Kaptur, who serves as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, was instrumental in including the $104 million needed for construction of the Toledo Courthouse Annex in the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill’s passage put the new annex on track for construction to begin in 2019 with completion expected in 2021.
“This new addition to the Ashley Federal Courthouse will lift up and modernize our Civic Center Mall,” said Kaptur. “This design is a tribute to Toledo’s ongoing heritage as the Glass City. A federal investment of more than $100 million in the heart of our city will transform our Civic Center Mall and justice corridor for generations. I look forward to work getting underway in the further renaissance of our city’s core.”
Project details according to the GSA:
- The $104 million project allows GSA to construct a nearly 96,000 square foot courthouse annex and to fully renovate the existing historic Ashley U.S. Courthouse.
- The concept design for the annex features a geometric glass structure that sits atop a raised base. This structure celebrates the glass manufacturing heritage of Toledo, and also maximizes natural daylight, views and visual connection to the Civic Center Mall.
- The renovations to the existing courthouse include upgrades to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems, elevator modernization, accessibility upgrades, tenant improvements, and façade repairs for the existing courthouse.