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Judge Clears Way For FCC To Move To NoMa


The FCC's current landlord had been trying to get a judge to block the agency's move to a new NoMa HQ, but that attempt has failed

The US Federal Claims Court dismissed Parcel 49C's lawsuit Wednesday, allowing the FCC to move to Trammell Crow's Sentinel Square development, the Washington Business Journal reports.

Parcel 49C, an affiliate of Republic Properties, owns the agency's current HQ at 445 12th St SW. After filing protests with the GSA and GAO over what it felt were unfair search requirements, the landlord filed its federal suit in April. An appeal could still—and probably will, if history is any indication—be filed.

The GSA decided in May to move the agency to the future third phase of Trammell Crow's NoMa development. Now that the lawsuit is dismissed, the developer will likely break ground on the 570k SF building at 45 and 55 L St NE. In its search, the GSA said it was looking for 473k SF of space. 

Trammell Crow also recently signed the FEC for 100k SF in the development's second building, which delivered in 2013. [WBJ]