Ronald Reagan Federal Building and CourthouseEdit profile
The Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse at 228 Walnut Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a twelve-story courts facility located in the central business district of the city. The building, built in 1966, is named for former President Ronald Reagan and is owned by the General Services Administration. It was officially renamed on March 9, 2004. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, a district level federal court with jurisdiction over approximately one half of Pennsylvania, is housed within the building.Expansion project
In early 1993, the GSA identified the need for expansion or replacement of the current federal building and announced a long range plan for construction of a new building. Between 2004 and 2007, site selection proceeded for a location in Harrisburg for the new courthouse; however, all of the locations originally suggested by the GSA would have resulted in the demolition or relocation of residents, businesses and in one case, a large public housing complex. Local opposition by community leaders, including former city mayor Stephen R. Reed, have stalled the project. On October 1, 2007 it was announced by the GSA that the current structure located in downtown, would be demolished and be replaced with a new federal courthouse building.