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Major Infrastructure Repairs at JFK Federal Building Cited in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal

February 9, 2016

John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, MABOSTON — Today, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Denise Turner Roth announced significant new investments that are a part of the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. The proposed budget is focused on tackling our nation's greatest challenges by making smart investments in federal infrastructure. The proposed budget reflects the administration’s commitment to smart and strategic investment in our nation’s infrastructure.

GSA proposed approximately $40 million toward a repair and alteration project to replace the deficient roof, outdated chiller and ventilation air duct (VAD) systems and upgrade the lighting controls system in the John F. Kennedy Federal Building (JFK), Boston, Mass.

"With the inclusion of a $40 million investment for the JFK Federal Building, the necessary repairs can be made to ensure this iconic and important public facility can endure for generations to come,” said GSA Administrator Roth. “This project exemplifies GSA’s vision to more robustly deliver the smart, innovative government services that the American people deserve and have come to expect from our agency."

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. The agency’s Public Buildings Service is one of the largest and most diversified public real estate organizations in the world. Its portfolio consists of 376.9 million rentable square feet in 8,721 active assets across the United States, in all 50 states, 6 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

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