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Meetings to be held on Monday, February 13th for Greenbelt site and Wednesday, February 15th for Landover site
Upper Marlboro, MD –This week, the United States General Services Administration (GSA) announced transportation update meetings for Prince George’s County residents regarding the County’s two potential sites that are finalists for a new consolidated Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters (FBI HQ). The Greenbelt site meeting will take place Monday, February 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbelt Public Library, 11 Crescent Road, in Greenbelt, MD. The Landover site meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kentland Community Center, 2413 Pinebrook Avenue, in Landover, MD.
Prince George’s County is working tirelessly to secure the relocation of the FBI headquarters to either the Greenbelt or Landover sites previously identified by the General Services Administration (GSA). The County is competing with a third site in Virginia, and three teams of developers are in the running to build the project at any of the three sites. Final bids from the three teams were due January 6, 2017. The GSA has announced that the final decision on the FBI headquarters relocation will occur in March 2017. Both Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland have committed significant public funds to support the infrastructure improvements needed at either the Landover or Greenbelt location.
The relocation of the FBI to Maryland will bring more than 11,000 jobs in a $2.5 billion, two million SF facility to the winning location. It is considered to be the most significant economic development opportunity in the Washington DC region in more than a generation, and County officials believe that an FBI headquarters in Prince George’s County will both rebrand the County and forever change the local economy. County Executive Baker and his economic development team have been working on this endeavor for six years.
“I encourage any Prince Georgians interested in learning more about the new consolidated FBI Headquarters project and overall process to attend these meetings,” said Prince George’s County Executive Baker. “This is anticipated to be a $2.5 billion project that will create 11,000 jobs at one of the three locations. We are confident and optimistic that with two of the three final sites at Greenbelt and Landover, we have superior locations and infrastructure, as well as the best deal for the U.S. taxpayers.”
The GSA is holding these public meetings to discuss the updated transportation impacts related to the consolidation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters (FBI HQ) at anew permanent location at either Greenbelt, MD; Landover, MD; or Springfield,VA. GSA is currently preparing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its action to acquire a consolidated FBI HQ at a new permanent location The Draft EIS was released in November 2015, for a 60-day public comment period. This update provides an opportunity for the community to start formulating their comments on the Final EIS as well as to ask questions,provide input, and learn how to participate in the FBI HQ transportation activities after the conclusion of the Final EIS.
More information on the project can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/fbihqconsolidation. If you require any additional assistance, please contact Denise Decker at 202-748-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.