The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has selected Springfield as the location of its new headquarters. The new location is expected to bring an estimated 3,000 jobs to Fairfax County. “This is a clear cut success for Springfield, Lee District and Fairfax County as a whole,” said Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay .
According to the Federal Business Opportunities website, the 625,000 square-foot headquarters will be leased by the General Services Administration for 15 years (with a five-year renewal option) with an estimated full occupancy date in 2020.
The U.S. General Services Administration awarded the $316 million contract to a developer that owns the Springfield site as well as other properties in Fairfax County, such as the Reston Town Center.
The TSA’s decision “is no doubt due to our hard work revitalizing and building Springfield into what it is now: a successful economic powerhouse and transportation hotspot for the Mid-Atlantic Region,” said McKay. “I look forward to seeing how our dedication to building Springfield continues to pay off.”
The site will be located on Springfield Center Drive, which is in close proximity to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station.