The FBI is looking to relocate its headquarters from Washington DC and Fairfax County VA is on the list. The FBI has been considering relocating from its current headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue since November, when the Government Accountability Office gave the Agency two options: to either demolish and rebuild in its current location or relocate.
The FBI needs 2 million square feet of office space, located within two miles of a Metro station and within 2.5 miles of the Beltway according to the GAO. In addition, the government has to own the land. The former GSA warehouse site on Loisdale Road in Springfield VA is near Metrorail's Blue Line, VRE, Amtrak, bus service, major highways, and has access to Washington Reagan airport and the soon-to-be-redeveloped Springfield Mall. The GSA Site is already owned by the Federal Government.
The GSA site not only meets the needs of the FBI, but gives Fairfax County a valuable new employer, a $1.2 billion complex and an anticipated 12,000 jobs