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Virginia Making a Strong Play For New FBI Headquarters

Virginia’s top elected leaders huddled with real estate executives in a Senate conference room this spring to address a shared concern: that their chance to build a new FBI headquarters in Springfield was slipping away.

All three sites being considered for the project — Greenbelt and Landover in Maryland and Springfield in Virginia — involve costly obstacles to development. But Springfield’s were beginning to mount, particularly the difficulty of relocating a secure CIA facility from the grounds. “The developers were very frustrated,” said Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff C. McKay (D-Lee).

The General Services Administration, which oversees the project, was asking developers interested in building on the Springfield site to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to move the CIA facility, something McKay called “totally unreasonable and unfair.”

Read the full article from The Washington Post.


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