ACQUISITION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES THROUGH EXCHANGE OF THE COTTON ANNEX AND GSA REGIONAL OFFICE BUILDING PARCELS IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON, D.C.
GSA proposes to acquire construction and related services to complete the remaining repair and alterations at the GSA Headquarters Building located at 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC (1800 F) and for adaptive use of up to three historic buildings within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters Campus located at the St. Elizabeths West Campus in southeast Washington, DC.
The acquisition of construction and related services would occur through an exchange, the exchange consideration would be GSA’s conveyance of the United States’ rights, title, and interests in two parcels located in southwest Washington, DC: (1) Cotton Annex Building and site (Parcel A) at 300 12th Street SW and (2) GSA Regional Office Building (ROB) and site (Parcel B) at 301 7th Street SW.
The proposed action would allow GSA to leverage its current assets in exchange for services that would support federal space consolidation efforts of GSA and DHS; and allow for Cotton Annex and ROB parcels to be conveyed to the private sector consistent with redevelopment goals for southwest DC, while improving the efficiency of GSA’s real estate operations. This project is part of GSA’s ongoing effort to get under performing federal facilities, such as the Cotton Annex, off of the government's books, while creating the greatest possible value for taxpayers.
HOW IS THIS PROJECT RELATED TO THE FEDERAL TRIANGLE SOUTH RFI?
In 2012, GSA began planning efforts for assets in Southwest Washington DC with a request for information (RFI) for the redevelopment of an area referred to as “Federal Triangle South” (FTS). The purpose of the RFI was to solicit innovative ideas from the development community and to gather possible development scenarios that provide cost savings, space, efficiency, and modernization solutions for federal agencies located at Federal Triangle South. GSA used the information provided in responses to the RFI and determined that the immediately viable project is to leverage the value of ROB and Cotton Annex parcels to acquire construction services that would facilitate the ongoing consolidation of GSA and DHS employees in the National Capital Region. As the Cotton Annex Building is currently vacant and the space needs for GSA and DHS programs in the ROB is known, these two parcels are the most readily available for redevelopment.
For information about the Federal Triangle South RFI please visit: www.gsa.gov/federaltrianglesouth
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