FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, December 4, 2017
Peace Corps to Move to New Headquarters in Washington’s NoMa District in 2020
WASHINGTON - Today the Peace Corps announced that the federal agency, which sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change, will move to a new headquarters building in Washington in 2020. The General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a new lease at 1275 First Street N.E. (One Constitution Square) on behalf of the Peace Corps.
After two decades of occupancy in a 20th Street building in the Central Business District, the Peace Corps will gain efficiency by joining other federal agencies in the burgeoning NoMa district.
“The new, modern headquarters will enhance our agency’s efficiency and productivity,” Peace Corps Chief Executive Officer Sheila Crowley said. “The NoMa building is Platinum LEED certified and will include much-needed conferencing facilities, teaming rooms, and media centers to increase opportunities for communication and collaboration across our overseas and domestic offices. The move to a green, thoughtfully configured space will allow our dedicated staff to better serve the public and fulfill the Peace Corps’ mission of promoting world peace and friendship.”
The lease for 173,000 rentable square feet includes space on the second through seventh floors which was formerly occupied by other federal agencies including GSA, which used it as swing space during a central office renovation.
Peace Corps will take occupancy of the space in late 2019. Headquarters staff is expected to move into the First Street building, which will be renamed “The Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters,” in January of 2020.
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About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, community economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today's global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 230,000 Americans of all ages have served in 141 countries worldwide. For more information, visit peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.