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USCIS Eyes Office Space in MD, Northern VA or DC

OfficeThe U.S. government is planning to lease office space for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in particular areas in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington for a lease period of 15 years.

General Services Administration notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps says USCIS is looking for space with a rentable area between 442,650 and 535,000 square feet of space.

GSA listed its preferred submarket areas as the Central Employment Area in Washington, Southern Prince George’s County in Maryland and both Crystal City and Pentagon City in Northern Virginia.

USCIS requires a single-building or two-building setup either in buildings and lease locations or new construction, with a maximum of 1,320 walkable linear feet between two buildings.

The agency also wants a 2,640-walkable linear foot distance between main entrances and an operational handicap-accessible Metrorail station entrance.

The notice also stated that the building or buildings must be outside the 100- or 500-year floodplain, meet the Interagency Security Committee Level IV standards and have secure parking with eight reserved official parking spaces as well as access to major commercial fiber optic networks.

GSA will accept responses from potential lessors through Sept. 25.

USCIS expects to award the lease via tenant broker Jones Lang LaSalle Americas in the fourth quarter of 2015 and reach full occupancy by October 2019.

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