The governors of Maryland and Virginia have created separate proposals to invest in transportation and road improvement projects as they persuade the General Services Administration to pick their states as the location for the FBI’s future headquarters, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Jonathan O’Connell writes the GSA is considering relocating the FBI HQ from the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington to a 2.1-million-square-foot campus in either Greenbelt or Landover in Maryland or in Springfield, Virginia.
The Post estimates the FBI headquarters consolidation project will cost more than $2.5 billion.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pledged to allocate $317 million for infrastructure investments if the GSA decides to establish the new FBI main office in Greenbelt or about $255 million if the agency selects Landover for the construction project.
The report said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made a $120 million financial commitment to encourage GSA to bring the bureau’s headquarters in Springfield and offered a local site that can accommodate other federal facilities.