Chet Holifield Federal Building

GSA's Decision To Renovate and Retain Appears Appropriate Gao ID: GGD-87-47 April 20, 1987

In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the economic advisability of the General Services Administration's (GSA) proposal to renovate and retain the Chet Holifield Federal Building in Laguna Niguel, California.

GAO found that the GSA decision to renovate and retain the Holifield Building, rather than sell it, was an appropriate decision because: (1) the estimated cost to repair the building was $42.1 million, while the cost to sell the building and relocate the tenants into leased space would be $100.4 million; and (2) officials of the 11 tenant agencies stated that the building was suitable for their use. GAO noted that: (1) the building has an estimated 17 acres of excess parking, valued at $6.7 million; and (2) GSA was unable to determine the number of parking spaces necessary for the building's tenants.


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