FBI likely not building new headquarters in Washington

      The FBI is looking to replace the antiquated J. Edgar Hoover building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

      (WJLA) - The District of Columbia, at some point in the future, will not be the home of the FBI, its top economic official says.

      The Washington Post reports that the city's proposal to build a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Poplar Point does not and will not fall in line with standards put forth by the General Services Administration.

      Therefore, as D.C. Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins told the GSA in a letter, the District has likely been eliminated from the list of sites considered to build the new campus.

      A GSA spokesman says that they will continue to welcome the District's submission to the bidding process and that acreage and space is just one of many factors that will go into the decision.

      The GSA stresses that there is no exact minimum or maximum acreage as a requirement and that they are evaluating each proposed site on its own merits, which includes a variety of factors.

      Those factors include square footage, security protocols, access to public transportation and the Capital Beltway.