GSA selects Greenbelt, Maryland, for new FBI headquarters campus location
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected 61 acres in Greenbelt, Maryland, as the site for the new home for the FBI headquarters campus.
GSA determined Greenbelt to be the best option for the FBI and the United States government because the site was the lowest cost to taxpayers, provided the greatest transportation access to FBI employees and visitors, and gave the government the most certainty on project delivery schedule. It also provided the highest potential to advance sustainability and equity.
“GSA looks forward to building the FBI a state-of-the-art headquarters campus in Greenbelt to advance their critical mission for years to come,” said Robin Carnahan, GSA Administrator. “Thank you to everyone at GSA, DOJ, FBI, Congress, and others who helped reach this important milestone after a comprehensive, multi-year effort.”
In 2022, Congress directed GSA to choose a site for a new FBI Headquarters from among three sites (Greenbelt and Landover in Maryland, and Springfield in Virginia). These three sites were identified by GSA in 2014 as meeting the FBI’s baseline size and unique security requirements, after reviewing dozens of potential sites in the region.
GSA developed and publicly released a Site Selection Plan based on the agency’s best practices in site selection, which considered the following: FBI Proximity to Mission-Related Locations; Transportation Access; Site Development Flexibility and Schedule Risk; Promoting Sustainable Siting and Advancing Equity; and, Cost. The agency determined that Greenbelt was the most advantageous of the three sites after evaluating these factors.
Now that a site selection has been made, GSA will begin the acquisition process for the site and, as directed by Congress, begin development of a comprehensive project fact sheet (known as a prospectus) for submission to Congress.
In addition to the Greenbelt campus, and in accordance with the President’s Budget, parallel efforts are underway to identify a downtown Washington, DC, location that accommodates 750 to 1,000 FBI employees. This downtown location will allow for continued FBI accessibility to the Department of Justice and other key partners, as well as move the FBI out of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which is at the end of its useful life.
Documents providing further information on this decision can be found in GSA’s Electronic Reading Room.
For more information, please see the FBI HQ Site Selection Decision FAQs [PDF - 90 KB].
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing about $87 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.