Administrator Roth: “$8.5 Million investment in Queens federal building will help strengthen our nation’s public buildings.”
NEW YORK – February 10, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Denise Turner Roth announced significant new investments that are a part of the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Included in that package is $8.5 million for the design of a repair and alteration project for the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building in Queens, N.Y.
Constructed in 1989, the 932,000 gross square foot federal building is a 12-story masonry and steel office structure, currently occupied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The project will reconfigure space to allow the SSA to consolidate their operations onto the lower floors (2-7) and free the higher floors for additional federal tenants currently housed in leased space in the vicinity of Queens.
This project will promote economies of scale and provide opportunities for maximizing space efficiency, operational flexibility, and sharing special support spaces and building amenities. As GSA Administrator Roth said, “The President’s budget includes investments necessary to further strengthen our nation’s real estate portfolio while promoting development in communities across the country.”
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is ¿an independent agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. The agency’s Public Buildings Service is one of the largest and most diversified public real estate organizations in the world. Its portfolio consists of 376.9 million rentable square feet in 8,721 active assets across the United States, in all 50 states, 6 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
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