Friday, February 18, 2011
Bill makes its way through Congress to move the FTC
There is a bill working its way through Congress to move the Federal Trade Commission out of its original building, where it was founded in the 1930s, on Pennsylvania Avenue.
National Gallery of Art, which neighbors the FTC, would takeover the space and renovate it to become more gallery space.
The move is designed to save taxpayer money. The FTC would move into a building the government already owns, and the National Gallery would use private donations to renovate their soon-to-be new building.
No word on where the FTC would re-locate, but Penn Quarter seems unlikely. Government Executive reports that Federal Center Southwest and 1800 F Street are in the mix of possibilities.
Posted by Insider Media at 1:16 PM