Greenbelt Council Votes to Support FBI Headquarters Near Metro
Two counties in Virginia are also vying for the building.
The Greenbelt City Council voted to support the relocation of the FBI headquarters from downtown Washington, D.C. to a site located near the Greenbelt Metro.
The majority of the council wants the building in the North Core of the Greenbelt Metro area, but Councilman Rodney Roberts would rather see it in the South Core.
"FBI employees should be able to walk from the Metro to the office," Councilwoman Leta Mach said. "They can't do that from the South Core."
Roberts supported the letter despite his preference for the South Core.
The council chose to not directly include its distaste for the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center as a possible Prince George's County option, but rather state that the Greenbelt Metro site was the only viable one.
"I want it to be a strong 'pro' letter," Mach said. "It muddies the waters to say where we don’t want to see it."
There are other sites up for consideration in Virginia. Loudoun County officials and some Fairfax County officials have urged the FBI to take up shop in their state.