The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development today formally submitted eight area properties as candidates for consideration in the search for a new FBI headquarters.
The 21-page filing was made in response to a General Services Administration Request for Information notice.
“Loudoun offers not one or two, but at least eight qualified sites for an FBI headquarters,” County Chairman Scott York said in a statement issued by the department. “These greenfield sites offer the lowest cost per square foot, and the highest flexibility, of any sites under consideration for the new FBI headquarters.”
Part of the county government’s pitch is that Loudoun is the only jurisdiction along the 23-mile Silver Line route that offers undeveloped greenfield sites that provide built-to-suit capabilities in areas with ample security and room to expand generations into the future.
The GSA is looking for 40-55 acres on which to develop a 2.1 million-square-foot facility for 11,000 employees. Loudoun has more than 1,400 acres of available land near the Metro rail route, according to the submission.
The package outlines eight Loudoun properties that appear to meet the GSA requirements. They are:
• Dulles World Center, 75 acres near the Rt. 28/Dulles Toll Road interchange;
• West Dulles Station North, 224 acres near the Rt. 28/Dulles Toll Road interchange;
• International City, 260 acres along Rt. 606 north of Dulles Airport;
• DuPont Fabros, 233 acres north of the Dulles Greenway;
• Loudoun Parkway, 127 acres along the Dulles Greenway;
• Moorefield Station, 387 acres along the Dulles Greenway;
• Northwoods, 301 acres south of the Dulles Greenway; and
• Stonewall, 208 acres approved for a secure data center business park complex and planned power plant south of Leesburg.
In its submission, the county highlighted the access to Dulles and Leesburg airports, the Metro rail line and high bandwidth fiber, as well as the county’s workforce demographics. Many FBI employees already live in Loudoun, the report notes.