FBI Boston Division Moves to New Location
The FBI Boston Division has officially transitioned its operations, moving its headquarters to a brand-new facility in Chelsea, Massachusetts, effective November 7, 2016.
A formal dedication ceremony, for invited guests and news media, will be scheduled for early 2017.
Now located at 201 Maple Street in Chelsea, MA 02150, the main telephone number has been changed to (857) 386-2000. The division will continue to serve Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, as well as oversee 10 satellite offices across those states.
The new 268,000 square foot facility is situated on 5.1 acres of land and is eight stories high. The state-of-the-art law enforcement facility was designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, and it is being leased for the FBI by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for a period of 20 years.
“This new facility will give our employees and law enforcement partners better security, upgraded technologies, and provide more room for our growing task forces,” said Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division. “We look forward to continuing to build upon the relationships we’ve established here in Chelsea while maintaining the critical partnerships we’ve developed over the years in Boston. We hope our presence in the neighborhood will have a positive impact.”
This marks the first time the FBI Boston Division will be located in a stand-alone building. The division spent 23 years at its previous location, One Center Plaza in Boston, MA 02108.
The new facility was developed and is owned by Emerald Corporate Center LLC. GSA leases the property on behalf of the federal government. Construction began in October 2014.
All further questions regarding the selection of the location, construction, and cost of the project should be directed to GSA.