Metro Real Estate & Office Consolidation Strategy

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In 2019, the Office of Real Estate & Parking initiated Metro's office consolidation strategy, which includes the relocation of approximately 3,000 Metro employees and personnel from 10 locations into three LEED Gold office buildings located in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

The strategy leverages public-private development and utilizes private developers to design and construct Metro's new headquarters located at L'Enfant Plaza and two office buildings at New Carrollton and at Eisenhower Avenue.

Metro's office consolidation addresses long-standing employee life safety hazards in current administrative facilities, reduces operating expenses related to office space, and achieves substantial operational savings over 20 years. The office consolidation prioritizes employee safety and wellness and provides a diversity of workspaces to support different work needs throughout the day. Ultimately, the goal is to create a high-quality workplace that helps Metro retain and attract the best talent in transit while also promoting collaboration and supporting operating needs.

Locating Metro's administrative buildings throughout the region brings our administrative workforce closer to customers and spurs economic development, while also serving as a catalyst for:

  • District of Columbia: Creating an active streetscape and economic opportunities with new street-level retail in a contemporary departure in the middle of the federal enclave at L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland: Re-envisioning the development potential at New Carrollton Metro Station in Hyattsville, Maryland.
  • Virginia: Contributing to a new mixed-use neighborhood-Carlyle Crossing-and developing underutilized WMATA property near the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station in Alexandria, Virginia.

By early 2023, we will complete the office consolidation utilizing a GMP fast-track delivery method and have achieved entitlements, design, construction, and occupancy within 3.5 years.

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