Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker told WTOP recently that Greenbelt has the most potential in the county for a new FBI headquarters, saying "we're pushing very hard."
But Baker is not alone in the bid for the federal institution: he told the station it's coming down to a battle across the Beltway between Maryland and Virginia.
Loudoun County officials are salivating at the prospect of wooing a $1.2 billion complex and nearly 12,000 jobs its way, according to the Washington Post. And some Fairfax County officials have urged the FBI to take up shop in a General Services Administration-owned building next to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station.
Facing a long-derided structure that no longer meets its needs, the FBI is considering other options, including relocation. But the idea of having the institution touch down on the idyllic grounds of the Beltsville Agricultureal Research Center had some Greenbelt residents and officials up in arms this spring.
If BARC was out of the picture, would citizens welcome the FBI to Greenbelt proper?
In May, Greenbelt Councilmember Rodney Roberts expressed strong opposition to the FBI taking up a BARC location. But he was not ruffled by the idea of having its headquarters in town.
"I would love to have [the FBI] on the South Core of the Metro stop," Roberts told Patch, referring to the jobs the move would bring.
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