National Science Foundation Groundbreaking
On Monday, January 27, 2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) broke ground on their new headquarters initiating a new phase of construction at the Hoffman Town Center in the City of Alexandria. NCR Regional Administrator Julia E. Hudson joined State, City and agency officials including the Honorable Congressman James P. Moran, Mayor of Alexandria William D. Euille, and Acting Director of NSF Dr. Cora B. Marrett.
The GSA awarded lease will not only save the American taxpayer $65 million over the 15 year lease term, but will also feature a rental rate that is 30% below market and a $35 million developer contribution to offset the cost of the move from NSF’s current location in Arlington, VA.The relocation of the NSF headquarters is expected to generate $99 million annually in ongoing direct and indirect benefits for the city.
Slated for completion in 2016, NSF will occupy a projected 660,848 sq ft LEED Gold-certified facility featuring narrow floor plates to provide maximum exposure to natural light, energy savings heating and cooling systems, use of renewable materials and minimizing surface runoff. Additionally, this site is adjacent to the Eisenhower Avenue Metrorail Station, providing NSF employees with fast and efficient mass transportation.
“This project exemplifies GSA’s commitment to sustainable development, saving money for the American taxpayer, and promoting local economic development,” said Regional Administrator Hudson.
A very special thank you to the NCR project team members: Victoria Hartke, James Phelan, Glenn Harvey, Andr’e Speaks, Frank Yeboah-Kodie, Marc Shaller, Alex Intermaggio, Don Smith, Shanteria Dixon, Sharon Rains, Byong Yun, Liz Johnson, and Gregory Jeffries.