Stafford No Longer Considered in FBI HQ Relocation, New Site Expected by March
STAFFORD, Va. – Stafford County no longer remains in the running to be the next location for a new FBI headquarters.
Prince William County, along with neighbors in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Arlington counties will still be considered. So will cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, and Vienna. Washington, D.C., and Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland will also be considered.
The General Services Administration posted a request for “expressions of interest” from the listed jurisdictions, aiming to have land donated to the government where up to 2.1 million square feet of rentable office space can be built. The GSA is also looking for easy access to transportation, including public transportation, Metro, or the Capital Beltway.
Some sites will be considered more than others, according the GSA post. Areas close to airports, railroads, hospitals, schools, day care centers, as well as biological research centers and pharmaceutical production facilities, will be favored less.
The “expression of interest” request will close Dec. 17 and a new location is expected to be announced in March.
The agency announced last year they were looking to relocate their headquarters from the aging J. Edgar Hoover Building in Downtown Washington.
The FBI Academy is located at Quantico, where a majority of the federal law enforcement agency’s training occurs.
The agency’s Northern Virginia Bureau is located off Prince William Parkway (Va. 234 Bypass) in Manassas.