(Information in the following story is from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A U.S. district judge in Iowa says plans for a new federal courthouse in Des Moines will resolve issues of limited space at the current facility.
Chief U.S. District Judge John Jarvey says a new courthouse will eliminate the need to rent an additional facility nearby for several district offices.
President Barack Obama approved a spending bill this month that includes almost $948 million for a list of projects that include a new southern district of Iowa courthouse. Information about how much the Iowa project would cost or where it would be located is not available. It’s also unclear when a new courthouse would open.
Jarvey says he has met with city planners to look at potential locations downtown for a new building.