Federal courthouse put on fast track
Wednesday's announcement that the GSA had picked the seven acres on Nueva Street that now houses SAPD headquarters as its preferred place to build a new federal courthouse was a major step forward in an effort that has languished.
Armey said he hoped to have a deal inked with the city within six months — DiGiovanni said it could come even sooner.
It is unclear where the city will get the funds for the new police and fire headquarters.
U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez, the judiciary's point man for the project, said aesthetics would be a factor.
"It will not be called the Judge Rodriguez Courthouse," he allowed.