California Developer Offers Land For New FBI Headquarters
SunCal/NVR, Inc. Would Also Pay New Home Closing Costs for FBI Employees
December 27, 2013
In a bid to bring construction of the new FBI headquarters to Prince William County, VA, SunCal Cos. and the county have submitted a proposal to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to contribute a 49.5-acre parcel in the Potomac Shores for the coveted new campus at no cost.
The GSA on Nov. 15 released a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) to develop a new FBI headquarters. Several jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia and Washington, D.C. have submitted responses.
The relocation of the FBI headquarters to a yet undetermined location in the D.C. metro area has become highly competitive in recent weeks, with a new emphasis on transit accessibility. Although transit is important and fits into the Potomac Shores location, California-based SunCal believes that other factors should also be considered such as the availability of a live/work environment and proximity to other important FBI facilities.
"We understand that this is a long process with many moving parts, but few proposed locations offer the convenience, transit accessibility and amenities as Potomac Shores," said David Soyka, SunCal senior vice president, public affairs. "Not only is our proposed location less than 10 minutes from the FBI training facilities at Marine Corps Base Quantico and its existing VRE commuter rail station, but the new FBI headquarters would also be serviced by its own planned VRE station at Potomac Shores."
The Potomac Shores location is adjacent to I-95 and Route 1, with new High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes being extended and planned for completion in first-quarter 2014.
SunCal and homebuilder NVR, Inc. have committed to offering FBI employees an FBI relocation bonus that will cover the closing costs of up to $20,000 toward a brand new home at Potomac Shores. This offer will be made available upon Potomac Shores' final selection as the site of the new FBI headquarters.