A Fairfax County official is fuming over a proposal by Metro that he says could give the jurisdiction’s rivals in Prince George’s County an unfair advantage in the fierce bidding to land the FBI headquarters.
The proposal would allow the FBI to build its headquarters on 78 acres Metro owns at the Greenbelt station.
In a letter Thursday, Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff C. McKay (D-Lee) criticized the move, saying it “makes it look as if [Metro] is engaging directly on behalf of a particular jurisdiction. By offering the land at the Greenbelt site to the FBI, Metro clearly appears to be intentionally entering the debate — one that is high stakes and that is playing out among its very funding partners.”
The General Services Administration (GSA) last year announced plans for the FBI to leave the crumbling, brutalist behemoth that is the District’s J. Edgar Hoover Building, setting off an intense competition among jurisdictions across the Washington region to try to lure the bureau and its thousands of jobs.