Posts Tagged ‘FBI’

Gray to FBI: Good Riddance

If you thought Mayor Vince Gray might be sad to see the Federal Bureau of Investigation leave the District, he's got four words for you: "I couldn't care less."
Last month, the federal government announced a short list of three potential sites for a new headquarters for the FBI, which will leave its outdated headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the [...]

Deputy Mayor Concedes D.C. Is “Effectively Ineligible” to Retain FBI

A senior city official has admitted what we already know: D.C. has basically no chance of preventing the Federal Bureau of Investigation from leaving town.
Of course, it's an open question whether D.C. officials really want to retain the FBI, or whether they should. The agency is looking to leave its outdated headquarters, the J. Edgar [...]

Feds Seek FBI Headquarters Sites in D.C. Area

Nearly a year after releasing a plan to move the Federal Bureau of Investigations from the J. Edgar Hoover Building, the General Services Administration today formally kicked off the process to find a new site for the FBI's headquarters.
The GSA, which serves as the landlord for federal government properties, issued a solicitation today for landowners with [...]

Trump Reportedly Interested in Redeveloping FBI Building

D.C., say hello to Donald Trump. He just might be sticking around a while.
Fresh off his unveiling of plans for a downtown luxury hotel in the Old Post Office building, Trump tells the Washington Post he may be interested in redeveloping another historic property on Pennsylvania Avenue NW: the J. Edgar Hoover Building.
The FBI is looking to leave [...]

CFO Study Finds FBI Departure Would Raise Revenue, Lower Jobs

If the Federal Bureau of Investigation leaves the District, the city would see an increase in tax revenue but a decrease in D.C.-based jobs, according to a new study commissioned by Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi.
The study, conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration and Bolan Smart Associates after the mayor and D.C. Council [...]

An FBI HQ by Union Station? We’d Regret It in the Long Run.


Washingtonian reports that among the 35 proposals submitted to the federal government to relocate the FBI from its Pennsylvania Avenue NW headquarters was one from Republic Properties to keep the agency downtown by moving it near Union Station. Republic Properties confirms the report of a proposed site between North Capitol Street, [...]

Maryland and Virginia Congressmen Play Tug of War Over FBI HQ

The debate over whether the FBI should move to a new location in the District upon departure from its obsolete headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW is murky. But bring suburban jurisdictions into the fray and it becomes a free-for-all.
Five regional representatives testifying before a congressional subcommittee this morning on the relocation of the FBI delivered [...]

The FBI Should Leave D.C., But Stay Near Metro

Over at the Washington Business Journal, Daniel Sernovitz reports that Congress is thinking about dropping the requirement that a new FBI headquarters be within two miles of a Metro station and 2.5 miles of the Beltway. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a resolution in 2011 authorizing a new consolidated FBI headquarters and [...]

So Long, G-Men

Mayor Vince Gray wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation to move to Poplar Point—that, anyway, is his official position. On Monday, the D.C. government submitted a proposal to the federal General Services Administration to build a new FBI headquarters at the waterfront location just east of the Anacostia River.
The agency is looking to leave its [...]

Gray: No FBI? No Big Deal.

Today, the office of Mayor Vince Gray will submit its proposal for a new FBI headquarters in the District to the General Services Administration. All indications are that the administration will suggest Poplar Point, the 110-acre site just east of the Anacostia River that's home to National Park Service facilities, as the FBI's future home.
But [...]