GSA Makes Long-Awaited Move to Consolidate FBI Headquarters
December 3, 2012
The General Services Administration on Monday issued calls to Washington-area developers for proposals to redevelop the office complex at Federal Triangle South and to create a consolidated headquarters for the FBI, which has long outgrown the J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.
The requests for information were presented as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to save money by reducing federally-owned real estate.
“GSA is aggressively working to find new and innovative ways to save money and increase efficiency,” GSA acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said in a press release. “An exchange of the FBI headquarters not only saves money, but it also promotes efficiency by consolidating staff into a single state-of-the-art facility, shrinking the federal real estate footprint and eliminating multiple leases. With Federal Triangle South, we will contribute to a more sustainable neighborhood by creating opportunities for development, while at the same time saving taxpayer dollars by redeveloping outdated and underutilized properties.”