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Three Michigan Lighthouses Available to Highest Bidder

Two historic Lake Huron lighthouses (including Gravelly Shoal, pictured here) and one in Lake Michigan are up for public auction as GSA continues efforts to dispose of excess federal property.

Chicago State Street Buildings Available for Exchange

A request for proposal issued July 8 in FedBizOpps offers to exchange four federally-owned buildings on South State Street for renovation work on two other federal buildings. Interested developers have 90 days to submit proposals.

Landscaping Draws Butterflies to U.S. Courthouse

As if in celebration of National Pollinator Week, Monarch, Karner Blue, and other rare butterflies are making the sustainable landscaping of Hammond's U.S. Courthouse their home.

Stewards Needed for Four Great Lakes Lighthouses

State and local agencies, non-profits, historic preservationists, and community groups have an opportunity to become stewards for one of four historic lighthouses on the Great Lakes: Detroit River, Minneapolis Shoal, or North Manitou Shoal lights in Michigan or the Port Washington Breakwater Light in Wisconsin.

Whipple Dives Deep for Energy Savings

Recent renovations to the Whipple Federal Building, Ft. Snelling, Minn., have lowered energy and water use 40% or more. The building's geothermal system (pictured here) circulates heating and cooling fluids underground to reach a consistent 50 degree starting point.

Ann P. Kalayil, Regional Administrator

Ann P. KalayilWelcome to the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. General Services Administration. At GSA, we are committed to fostering an effective, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people and to providing innovative solutions to federal agencies.

The Great Lakes Region supports federal agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, helping them access workspace, telecommunications, information technology, vehicles, and thousands of other goods and services. 

GSA also strives to find sustainable solutions that help reduce the federal government’s environmental footprint.

In the Great Lakes Region, our 950 employees are dedicated to achieving the agency’s goals of innovation, customer intimacy, and operational excellence. We encourage you to learn more about how GSA delivers value and promotes efficiency to the federal community and, ultimately, the American people.

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