“Constitution Center has expressed strong interest in becoming the new FBI headquarters facility, with all 1,400,000 square feet being utilized by the FBI,” said Robert Hines, managing director at Cassidy Turley, who is marketing the building. While the Hoover Building’s size and design is widely shunned, it’s not clear if the FBI will ever entertain moving into a secure building in another location, freeing up the redevelopment of the existing Hoover site.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Patriots Plaza II Gets Tenant
The Washington Business Journal (subscribers only) is reporting that about 800 FBI employees will be moving to 180,000 SF of space at phase II of Patriots Plaza, a 351,502 SF office building that delivered last fall on E Street. With this lease, the building is now slightly over half leased and neighboring Patriots Plaza III is mostly full, since back in November, it was announced that the USDA will move to that building. An interesting part of the article has to do with Constitution Center, which wasn't in the running for this lease from the GSA, because they have higher ambitions...from the article:
I'm sure the folks over at Penn Quarter Living would be thrilled if the FBI made the move so that prime site on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW could be redeveloped. Above is a photo of Patriots Plaza II that was taken back in September when construction was wrapping up.