TSA will move headquarters, 3,000 jobs to Springfield, Va.

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration’s new headquarters will be in Springfield, Virginia.

The General Services Administration’s site selection, announced Friday, ends a yearslong search for a new home for TSA and thousands of jobs.

TSA’s headquarters is currently in Pentagon City.

GSA awarded the $316 million contract to Boston Properties, which owns the Springfield site. Once the 625,000-square-foot campus is built, GSA will lease it from the developer.

The site is on Springfield Center Drive near Springfield Town Center.

“All of us at Boston Properties are extremely excited and honored that we’ve been selected for this requirement,” said Peter Johnston, executive vice president of the Washington, D.C., region for Boston Properties.

“It is an incredible opportunity to partner with both TSA and GSA to develop a world-class headquarters facility worthy of the important mission of the TSA.”

The relocation is expected to eventually bring more than 3,000 jobs to Springfield.

“The site in central Springfield is a great location because it accessible to highways and rail transportation, and bringing TSA into the community means the area continues to develop into one of the region’s major employment centers and provide more amenities for those who work and live there,” said Fairfax County Economic Development Authority president and CEO Gerald Gordon.

No timeline for construction or the headquarters relocation was announced.

A map of the new location is below:

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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