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GSA’s Mid-Atlantic Region issues news items and media releases containing information on GSA programs, projects, and activities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, West Virginia, and much of Maryland and Virginia.

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Featured News

Consolidation project at Norfolk Federal Building will save Taxpayers $300,000 annually

Norfolk Federal Building in Norfolk, VA.
When it comes to government efficiency and sustainability, GSA is leading the way by reducing the federal government’s carbon and real estate footprints. GSA has identified 19 projects across the country where the agency will work with other federal agencies to consolidate their offices into federally owned space. This consolidation effort will not only reduce costs by eliminating multiple leases, but also scale back the federal government’s energy and water consumption.  One project is located in the Mid-Atlantic Region at the Norfolk Federal Building in Virginia.  This project will eliminate the need for 20,125 rentable square feet of leased space, saving the taxpayer $300,000 annually in government leasing costs, and will save $14,000 annually in rental payments.

News Around the Region

Former Frear Federal Building Experiences New Life

Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Sara Manzano-Diaz recently joined Governor Jack Markell and Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston to celebrate the opening of Wesley College's new Health Sciences Building in Dover, DE.   The 36,000 square-foot former J. Allen Frear Federal Building went through the GSA Disposal Process and the deed was granted to Wesley College through a Department of Education Public Conveyance.  The education center is dedicated to an expanded nursing and health sciences program.  The clinical lab space has more than tripled and the facility has four classrooms that include the latest technology.  GSA’s transfer of the building in 2012 is in support of the President’s 2010 Memorandum, Disposing of Unneeded Federal Real Estate. The transfer is a win-win for GSA and Wesley College, and an excellent example of federal, state and local government working together for the good of the community.