Locating Federal Facilities on Historic Properties

Locating Federal Facilities on Historic Properties in Central Cities

When operationally appropriate and economically prudent, federal agencies shall give first consideration to historic properties within historic districts, when locating federal facilities.

13006 Fact Sheet [PDF - 3 MB]: What the order means to GSA, why it's important to the way we do business, information on outreach efforts designed to raise GSA employees' and other federal agencies' awareness of and compliance with the executive order, and contact information for those who want to know more.

Real Estate Compliance Checklist [DOC - 69 KB]: A tool for Realty Specialists and Contracting Officers to help comply with specific laws, executive orders, regulations and policies.

GSA Historic Property Leasing Price Preference [PDF - 284 KB]: Implementation includes a standard locational clause for inclusion in all site acquisition solicitations and a "price preference" (permitted additional cost) of 10% and 2.5%, respectively, for historic buildings and undeveloped sites in historic districts in competitive site procurements. The 10% preference is intended to offset additional rehabilitation costs required to comply with the Secretary of Interior's Standards, under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The 2.5% preference considers potential development constraints associated with historic district regulation, but without the interior building restrictions applied to historic buildings.

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