Officials: $104M secured for upgrades to federal courthouse

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say they’ve secured funding for the $104 million upgrade and expansion of a federal courthouse in Toledo.

The Blade newspaper reports ( ) funding for the new 96,000-square-foot annex and modernization of the 84-year-old building was included in the federal government’s 2016 omnibus spending bill that was approved in December.

The project calls for an architect to be under contract later this year and a building design to be completed next year. Construction on the courthouse is expected to get underway in 2018.

Federal courtrooms will be located in the newly constructed annex. The renovated portion of the courthouse will house the federal Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal pretrial services and probation offices.


Information from: The Blade,