Several hundred developers, local government officials, and interested folks waited in line for over half an hour outside the General Services Administration headquarters this afternoon for a chance to get more information about the federal government's plan to swap its FBI building for a new consolidated site in the capital region. Many of them probably [...]
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A few weeks ago, I wrote a column debunking the myth of massive real estate turnover in D.C. whenever a new party takes power in the White House and/or Congress. There's no evidence that a big Republican win means staffers flocking to the suburbs and lobbyists crowding K Street, or that a banner year for [...]
One of the least-beloved, most imposing federal complexes in the District—the Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters in the J. Edgar Hoover Building on a prime stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue NW—may not be with us for much longer.
The General Services Administration released a plan today to move the FBI to a new campus somewhere else in [...]
The Southwest quadrant has some problems. We all know it. Today, the General Services Administration took a step toward fixing it.
Granted, it's a small step: an announcement of the GSA's "intent to issue a Request for Information (RFI) for interested parties to address the long term needs of multiple GSA Federal Customers located [...]
A year and a half ago, the Obama administration issued Executive Order 13514. It seemed like the text sprang fully formed from an environmentalist’s dreams, laying out all the ways the federal government ought to green its operations. The ensuing guidelines didn’t just address energy efficiency in buildings, which cities like D.C. have come to [...]
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My column this week involves the General Services Administration, which involved a visit to the agency's handsome headquarters at 1800 F Street NW. The building, constructed in 1917, has a dignified patina on its wide first-floor hallways and grand staircases. And it's going through a major [...]