A spending bill Congress that passed today contains $92 million in funding for a new federal courthouse in Greenville.
The total cost of the new Greenville Federal Courthouse is expected to be $103 million.
Congress previously allocated $11 million for preliminary work on the facility and in 2011 bought the two-acre property where the courthouse will be built.
“Greenville long ago outgrew the small federal building forcing many agencies to lease space in areas less convenient for the public and making the court’s operations less efficient,” said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “I’m confident the new courthouse have a positive, long-lasting impact on the community and the citizens of Greenville. I’m very proud of the work that went into this effort and the fact that the new courthouse will soon become reality.”
The funding will be for site design and construction of the new facility on two acres across the street from the Greenville County Courthouse on East North Street.
The building is expected to be 10 stories tall and will be called the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Federal Courthouse, in honor of the late governor of South Carolina.
For years, the city has asked for funding for the courthouse.
“It has been about 10 years since Congress first recognized the need, so we are glad the funding is finally in place,” said Mayor Knox White. “We appreciate Sen. Graham’s persistence in moving this project forward. He has been a great partner with the City of Greenville.”