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New FBI headquarters could relocate to Loudoun

The FBI is shopping for a new home for its headquarters and Loudoun County could be in its sights.

The prospect has Loudoun County officials ready to market the area for a relocation prospect, but so far talks are preliminary as to when, and if, that could happen.

“It is something we would very much like to pursue,” said Steve Hargan, business development manager of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development.

According to a report by the Washington Business Journal, the FBI has outgrown its 40-year-old space in the J. Edgar Hoover Building. The agency, the report said, will need to spend about $1 billion or more to renovate the space, demolish and rebuild on the same spot, or find a new location for its network of about 20 off-site locations in the Washington area.

The FBI needs at least 55 acres and 2 million square feet of office space near a Metro station, the Washington Business Journal report said. It currently spends about $170 million for all its leased space in the Washington area, the report said.

There are several sites up for consideration in D.C. and Prince William County as well, but Loudoun, with Metrorail set to expand into the area by 2017 and several mixed-use developments planned near the extension, would be prime real estate for the FBI, according to Hargan.

“The time frame they’re looking at lends itself to the time we’ll have the Metro out here and several developments that are ongoing would be excellent locations,” he said.

So far, many Loudoun leaders are tight-lipped about the prospect because talks of the relocation are in the early stages.

“Right now we haven’t been briefed in closed session on the economic development plan,” said Supervisor-elect Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn). “Until we’re in closed session and I’ve got a better feel on the particulars,  I don’t know that I can comment on the specifics.”

Chairman Scott York (R-At-Large) also declined to comment on the prospect, saying he couldn’t discuss the particulars.

York did say the county would be happy to welcome the agency to Loudoun.

“We would be pleased to have any entity locate in Loudoun County   to help provide good jobs here and hopefully work closer to home as well as all the business support it would bring,” he said.

With Loudoun looking to boost its commercial tax base, Hargan believes an FBI relocation could bring with it other businesses looking to cater to the agency’s workforce, which is now more than 17,000 strong.

Hargan said Loudoun economic development leaders are waiting for federal budget talks to be finalized before they make their move to pitch the county as a prime location for the FBI.

“It’s a matter of waiting until they’re ready to hear from us,” he said. “We would consider that a prime prospect and do what we can to bring them to Loudoun. It’s not just the agency itself, it’s the number of support contractors that would also look to move closer to them.”

Hargan said it’s likely to be two years before a decision is made as to whether the FBI will look for a new location.


Laugh, everyone who regularly reads the LTM knows you are “Truth Detector”. 

Your delusion really is scary though.  I feel like your location deserves a red dot on a map so people can know to stay clear.  I just hope you don’t have children or a spouse.  Must be a joy to live there.

I normally do not respond to comments to my comments, but in this instance I do so, in order to point out to LeeJ that, whether he exists or not, is not what is important, but that he insists on writing on this site with many made up names, in order to disguise the fact that he is the one posting, and is thereby to be seen as expressing only one opinion.  Further, from the way the post was written, little doubt exists that LeeJ is in fact the same poster as almost all of the other posters, to which he really should be ashamed of himself.  It should be kept in mind that whether or not the FBI puts an office in Loudoun County, is not something privy to anyone, especially someone claiming to be a brother, or best friend.

The FBI in Loudoun? Haha..don’t be silly…they are using Loudoun as a pawn. I know some FBIers and they say they will only relocate to nearby Fairfax or PWilliam. Loudoun is just a toy..no one wants to be that far out.Same reason Loudoun lost another big corporate relocate to Fairfax…just too far out…

Truth Detector @ Lee J is my real name as Barbara said i am well in the community of Loudoun. I don’t need to hide like many here. I am who I am with a beautiful wife that looks a bit like Natalie wood and actually prettier . and we met Natalie just before she died over in Catalina.

My point is we Dalyn and I are real people not like the fakos that show up here. ;-) I am easy to find :-)and i have a borther in law in the FBI as the foremost expert in the world as a bomb expert. ANd thank god we have people like him protecting this country.

Curious.  It appears that Laugh has caused a reaction with persistent comments.  Since the topic of the story is a federal agency coming to Loudoun County, and the first poster being someone named Leej, I also have to ask the obvious question.  Why would an obvious republican, clearly, take that position, and then, when pressed on it, post time and again, under numerous fake names, most obscene in nature, attacking Laugh?  I would guess it is because, for what ever reason there may be, Leej, and presumably many people in the local republican party, do not want to have the FBI located in Loudoun County.  I can only conclude that Leej, and other republicans, do not want the FBI so close to their back door.  Maybe, because they fear that, now on top, they will again fall to the bottom with criminal investigations into their actions.  It is amazing how often history repeats itself.  New Board of Supervisors, meet the Myers Board of Supervisors.

Laugh, if you only knew…if you only knew.


Its really very sad when LeeJ (and Tom Dunn) sink to the level that they have in the recent posts, writing under made up names.  Very sad indeed.  But is certainly speaks loudly to their character.

Laugh, I apologize for my extreme comment.  I try to remind myself not to get involved in the extremities of such discourse.  Alas, I wish to recant or change my mind regarding the previous comment as I believe there is some common ground based on other areas of opinion. Nevertheless my initial comment was based on the perception that everyone loathes a bully—like Ken Cuccinelli or Eric Cantor.  There I go again.

Laugh, are you over-compensating for a lack of genitalia.  That’s G-E-N-I-T-A-L-I-A.  I wanted to make sure you understood the word, tough guy.

Ah, my dear friend NotSoPoliticallyCorrect.  Or should I say, LeeJ.  Your really are so very disappointing.  Bottom line, is that since the universe of bloggers on this site consist, it appear, of two or three people, the chances are pretty good that your singularly shallow attempts at censorship fall on the rocks of failure, since I could care less what you do.  So, have fun, and remember, I’ll be laughing, and laughing, and laughing at you, as well as Ken “I feel the need for speed” Reid, and Tom “Why should I tell the truth on my campaign finance reports” Dunn and Katie “A brain only occupies space” Hammler. and Barbara “developers are my god” Munsey.

I think there is something to gain from everyone in life.  I learn both good and bad from all kinds of people.  I learned from you that some loads should in a sock instead of a mother.

Well thank you notsopoliticallycorret.  Glad to know that I educate the readers of this page, NOT!  If you think there’s something of value to gain from blog sites, I feel real sorry for you, indeed.  Truth be told.

It says I read as much as possible and try to stay educated.  I couldn’t help but point out the fact that when people argue, it is sometimes hard to spot the idiot.

I can’t resist:  NotSoPolitically Correct:  Maybe, but you took the time to read it all, and so, really, what does that say about you?

FYI:  You all look like idiotic trolls. 
Is LC paying you knuckle draggers to be blogging at work?

Oh, boy, guys, you really are looking kind of sicko. LeeJ and Barbara, be careful, otherwise the morals sheriffs will be looking you up.  And try not to ramble so much, LeeJ.  Calm down, take a few deep breaths.  You’ll feel much better.  Now, let’s get back to topic.  Some in this County -LeeJ for example, lives in a bunker, and won’t come out.  Others, like Barbara Munsey, want to see the entire county consists of houses, on top of houses, on top of houses.  Soooooooooooo, who knows.  Maybe the incoming board members, who had been slash my taxes, can take you your causes, and then they will be out in four years, and won’t that be funny. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I will try to end this but the reason I say Cliff lost because of the Millers.

I had Cliffs signs in my yard and several neighbors talked to me and said you got us to vote for Miller and he was horrible not a chance in hell will we vote for the Millers puppet. That is where that came from. end of story

“”” I have to admit who i could care less about is the master politician, whether you like him or not you have to give him credit.”“”

I meant to say Scott York

Laugh the lonely clown not a chance you started this public and it will continue in public and more may join in if you don’t try to be a good little boy ;-)

and Barbara was a excellent planning commissioner
look up her record before spouting off.

And looking back Snow was a better BOS then Miller
and i went all out for Miller even giving him a meet and great at my home. Good family terrible politician and bos. Miller never except once returned a email. and the only one i got from him was thank you for supporting me. nothing about what i wrote about. Snow always returned my emails with substance and he many community meetings unlike Miller and after the meeting he would always talk to me and my wife about issues.

I believe in part Cliff got slaughtered because of the association with the Millers just like that architect guy I believe Ronis got beat liz was doorbelling for him too.

Cliff is a friend of mine and a great guy and planning commissioner but when you get way less votes then McG there is something very wrong there. I will this to the equation Cliffs part and side in the hospital wars most likely cost him many votes. Including his own neighborhood. And looking back it isn’t surprising that Shawn Williams who i don’t know won. Politics is far different then heading a HOA no matter how big it is. I have to admit who i could care less about is the master politician, whether you like him or not you have to give him credit.

Barbara you are my angel love you girl :-)

Laugh the lonely clown boy do you have friends that good hmmmmm

not so casual observer @ thanks for giving the history of the Leesburg wolf furniture saga. But it did make Leesburg revamp their policies to be much more pro business and it has worked. Hopefully Loudoun can do the same with the new BOS
Economic Development will not come here in a big way without streamlining the process. Just getting a set of house plans approved at times can be a nightmare especially at the same time you try to subdivide the lot or lots. Even when the subdividing does not need a zoning change. Although i have not done anything in this county in a long time.  So maybe it is better today ;-)

Oh laugh the lonely clown you strat to mess with Barbara she will eventually out you out and she is far more relentless then me. Again Barbara you are my angel.

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