The General Services Administration has finalized a deal to consolidate part of the Department of Homeland Security into a new headquarters that will be housed adjacent to the Branch Avenue Metro station in Prince George’s County.
According to the Washington Business Journal,
The $256.6 million, 15-year deal will shift about 3,700 employees with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services from five leased locations across the D.C. area into a new, 574,767-square-foot headquarters in One Town Center on One Capital Gateway Drive in Camp Springs, the GSA said in a news release. It is expected to save the federal government $21.4 million in annual lease savings and reduce CIS’s footprint by 128,000 square feet. Occupancy is expected to occur in 2020.
USCIS is a big deal, but it isn’t the big prize the county has been hoping for — the FBI. That search was cancelled last month but could still be revived under a new solicitation. At the same time, it’s a victory for Prince George’s given it has received a significantly smaller percentage of federal leases than neighboring jurisdictions in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.
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