FBI cuts ribbon on new local office Thursday | Crime
SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) – Thursday morning the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and program to officially open the new FBI Cincinnati Field Office in Kenwood.
FBI Assistant Director Patrick G. Findlay, Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Hanko, General Services Administration Ohio Service Center Director Michael Springer, Sycamore Township Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman, and project developer The Molasky Group of Companies’ Chairman Irwin S. Molasky, will speak at a ceremony for invited guests and the media.
Tours of the office will be available follow for the guests.
People driving by have seen the large building under construction for many months. The new field office is next to Northbound I-71 at Montgomery Road on a new street, Ronald Reagan Drive.
The building was built by a private developer for lease by the FBI. It contains an office building with 90,000 square feet of available space (up from 65,000 feet in the FBI’s portion of the Federal Building in Downtown), plus a 145-car garage and a 20,000 square foot auto maintenance building. At its outset, the $47.3 project was expected to create 250 jobs during its construction, with much spending going to the local area and 10 to 20 per cent recycled materials used in construction. The Molasky Group says the office building is similar to most, except for forensic lab facilities and more security features than a typical office building.
When the project was started in 2009, General Services Administration Regional Commissioner David Hood said, “It gives the FBI much-needed space in a new facility virtually custom-built for the FBI. And being privately owned instead of government-owned, the development becomes a new source of local property tax revenue.” The FBI has a $79.4 contract to lease the facility for 20 years.
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