The General Services Administration will begin design work this fall on a new federal courthouse in Greenville, S.C.
After more than a year of deliberations, GSA picked a vacant lot across from the Greenville County Courthouse for the new facility, city officials announced Wednesday.
The 204,000-square-foot facility will be more than three times the size of the current courthouse, which was built in 1937. The new courthouse was estimated to cost $135 million in 2007, according to local news website Journalwatchdog.com.
Construction won’t begin until at least 2013, but Congress has already given the facility its new name. Lawmakers voted in 2006 to name the new courthouse the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. U.S. Courthouse, after the popular former governor who died in 2005.