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Lease will relocate State Department employees to World Bank building


The World Bank’s headquarters on 1818 H Street NW. Another World Bank building, at 600 19th Street NW, will be home to State Department employees. (Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post)

Just before the end of 2011, the General Services Administration inked a large one, leasing 463,151 square feet for the State Department at 600 19th Street NW, a 10-story building owned by the World Bank.

The State Department plans to consolidate employees from five locations with leases expiring in 2013 in the 19th Street building, according to the GSA, in addition to relocating employees from three offices of the Bureau of Consular Affairs offices. State plans to house a total of 1,877 employees there, including a new passport office and a child care center.

The 10-year lease with a five-year option was signed Dec. 30 and is for $48.83 per square foot, according to the GSA.

The World Bank headquarters are at 1818 H Street NW.

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Jonathan O'Connell has covered land use and development in the Washington area for more than five years.

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