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Tag: Anacostia

Dept. of Homeland Security to Move East of the River in D.C.

If any place in the city could use a fresh injection of life it’s Anacostia, the city’s often forgotten section.

By Mary Beth Sheridan
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — After years of battling historic preservationists, the federal government won approval yesterday to build a massive headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security on a 176-acre hilltop site east of the Anacostia River.
The $3.4 billion headquarters would be one of the largest construction projects in the Washington area since the Pentagon was built in the 1940s. Advocates say it would generate economic activity in one of the city’s poorer corners and provide a secure workplace for 14,000 Homeland Security employees scattered across the Washington area.
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