3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has named three sites as finalists for the new FBI headquarters — two in suburban Maryland and one in northern Virginia.

The General Services Administration released its shortlist of potential sites on Tuesday. They are: near the Greenbelt Metro station in Maryland; on the site of a former mall in Landover, Maryland; or at a warehouse complex in Franconia, Virginia.

The GSA has been looking to move the FBI out of the hulking, 38-year-old J. Edgar Hoover building in downtown Washington. The building sits on valuable real estate on Pennsylvania Avenue, midway between the White House and the Capitol.

The GSA will now start to assess the environmental impact of building on the three sites, take comments from the public and solicit bids from potential developers.

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