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Posted on December 10, 2016

The new location for the Department of Labor headquarters could boost Washington, D.C. labor jobs.

The U.S. General Services Administration, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, announced the conclusion of the site evaluations for the new DOL headquarters. GSA has identified three sites as potential locations.

The conclusion of the site evaluations is part of GSA’s continued effort to explore options for a new DOL headquarters that would help enable the department’s mission to support a 21st century workforce.

The shortlist for a new DOL headquarters are:

  • Site 1: referenced as “NOMA,” located at the intersection of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C.
  • Site 2: referenced as “Capitol Riverfront,” located at the intersection of M Street and South Capitol Street in the Southwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.
  • Site 3: referenced as “Poplar Point,” located in Anacostia and bordered by Interstate 295, Howard Road and Suitland Parkway in the Southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C.

“The Department of Labor is in need of a new, up to date, workplace and GSA is enlisting the help of the market to determine the best option to finance this project,” said Norman Dong, Public Buildings Service Commissioner. “This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of a large site near the Mall and Capitol. We look forward to addressing the Department of Labor’s workplace modernization opportunities.”

“We appreciate the efforts being made by GSA to find a new headquarters for the Department of Labor that will allow our employees to work more effectively and efficiently,” Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher P. Lu said. “We need a modern building that is responsive to technological advances and workplace innovations.”

Next month, GSA plans to award a contract to evaluate these sites. This review and assessment will shape the government’s options in its search for a new headquarters location.

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