WASHINGTON – May 14, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has awarded a real estate consulting services contract for the preparation of a plan for the commercial development of GPO property currently being used for surface parking. The award has gone to CBRE, a global real estate services firm with experience in helping Federal agencies convert underutilized property to higher and better use

GPO is looking for a way to offer the property for commercial development while continuing to provide parking for employees who work around the clock to produce the Government information products needed by Congress, Federal agencies, and the public. Located within the North of Massachusetts Avenue (NOMA) Business Improvement District, GPO’s parking lot property is made up of two parcels immediately behind its central office complex, bounded by New Jersey Avenue and H and G Streets NW and directly across the street from one of the District’s new Walmart stores. GPO will submit the plan prepared by CBRE to Congress for approval to proceed with development. The time frame for the development of the proposed plan is estimated at six months.

GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (, partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit

GPO MEDIA CONTACT: GARY SOMERSET | 202.512.1957 | cell 202.355.3997 |

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