The Biden administration has chosen a vacant lot in Greenbelt, Md., for the new headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, despite the lingering concerns of some senior bureau officials, The New York Times reported. In 2018, President Donald J. Trump had scrapped longstanding plans to select a site in either Virginia or Maryland, dating from the Obama administration.
Under the hotly contested proposal, the sprawling campus will be near the Greenbelt Metro station as part of a larger multiuse development. It would replace the crumbling J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington, which is sheathed in netting to shield passers-by from falling concrete. An official said that the bureau will maintain a smaller office in downtown Washington.