Federal Triangle South
Federal Triangle South represents one of the largest clusters of federal office buildings in the Metropolitan Washington DC area, and is generally bounded by Independence Ave to the North, 6th Street to the East, Maryland Avenue and portions of D Street to the South and 12th Street to the West. The area being evaluated is shown below, and currently provides office space for the Department of Energy (DOE), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and General Services Administration (GSA). The Federal buildings include: Cotton Annex, DOE Forrestal Complex, FAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Buildings and GSA’s Regional Office Building.
GSA is also aggressively exploring strategies to make better use these assets and land, as measured by utilization and occupancy rates, annual operating costs, energy efficiency, and sustainability in accordance with the June 2010 Presidential Memorandum to dispose of unneeded Federal real estate. GSA will also take into consideration the thoughtful planning recommendations included in the National Capital Planning Commission’s SW Ecodistrict Plan and the District of Columbia Office of Planning’s Maryland Avenue Small Area Plan. To facilitate responses to the RFI, GSA may include a summary of programmatic requirements, such as maintaining Department of Energy Headquarters frontage on Independence Avenue.