Trump administration eyeing GSA regional office building for Homeland Security

The Trump administration may carve out more space in a federally owned building near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station for the Department of Homeland Security while it pushes to get more funding for the agency’s underfunded consolidation at the St. Elizabeths West campus.

The DHS is already one of the federal tenants at 301 Seventh St. SW, which serves as the General Services Administration’s Regional Office Building. But the GSA plans to bring its own staffers to its 1800 F St. NW headquarters, freeing up space for other uses. The DHS has emerged as a potential user for that additional space, GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Dan Mathews said in an interview.

Nothing’s likely to happen until after the 1930s-era building gets a major overhaul. The Trump administration included $95.6 million in its proposed 2020 budget for repairs and alterations to the building, including renovations utilizing open-space plans and building circulation systems to create more efficient space in the…

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