Next phases underway in FBI headquarters relocation
Federal officials have begun the next phases in the relocation of the FBI’s headquarters to Virginia or Maryland.
The Obama Administration has approved a $1.4 billion budget request as the next segment of funding for the new headquarters.
On Jan. 22, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced its next steps in selecting potential sites for the new facility. Two communities in Prince George’s County, as well as Springfield, Va., are the three finalists for the headquarters.
President Barack Obama intends to propose a budget that supplements the $390 million, passed by Congress in December as part of a larger spending bill. The money ultimately will enable the FBI’s relocation from the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Building, the agency’s longtime home on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, for a new site in either suburban Maryland or Virginia.
The two areas in Prince George’s County under consideration are Greenbelt and Landover.
The goal of the relocation is to provide the FBI with a consolidated facility, bringing its 25 satellite centers throughout the capital region together into a single space of more than 2.1 million square feet. The GSA is looking for a site that can accommodate more than 11,000 FBI employees.
The GSA is expected to make a final decision on the FBI’s new location later this year.