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New FBI headquarters would need 60% more parking than originally thought

GREENBELT, Md. — If Greenbelt is chosen as the site of the FBI’s new headquarters, planning officials think it will need about 60 percent more parking spaces than initially projected.

The new consolidated headquarters is expected to house about 11,000 employees, but a draft Environmental Impact Statement released in 2015 estimated only 3,600 parking spaces would be needed if it was located in Greenbelt. The final EIS, which is due next month, will call for more than 6,000 parking spaces.

“We feel that adequate parking is critical to fulfilling the FBI’s diverse and important mission and our promise to being a good neighbor,” said Doug Grant, FBI project executive, at a public meeting Monday night.

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