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Chance for public to weigh in on future of FBI headquarters

The Greenbelt Metro Station, one of the sites being considered for the FBI headquarters. (Evy Mages/For The Washington Post)

The General Services Administration is considering three sites for a new FBI headquarters and the agency has begun soliciting input from the public on what consolidating 11,000 employees in a new location would mean for surrounding communities.

Beginning Monday night, the GSA launched a series of forums to analyze the potential impact of the relocation on the final sites, in Greenbelt, Landover and Springfield, as well as around the current headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which stands to be redeveloped if the FBI relocates.

The GSA is gathering the information as part of the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement, as required by federal law.

Not everyone in Springfield views the prospect of the FBI locating near a series of highway interchanges known as the mixing bowl as a good thing. One resident told WJLA-TV Monday that traffic there is already “a zoo” and that the headquarters should move to Maryland.

The Springfield meeting was held at Robert E. Lee High School. The other meetings are as follows:

Greenbelt meeting: Tues., Sept. 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Greenbelt Branch Library, in first floor auditorium, 11 Crescent Rd.

Hoover Building meeting: Wed., Oct. 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the District Architecture Center, 421 7th St. NW.

Landover meeting: Thurs., Oct. 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover.

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