|Description of Project
GSA is undertaking a major renovation of the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB), the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). As part of this renovation, GSA is proposing a new entrance to the NAQ on Constitution Avenue, ADA ramps at entrance points, and permanent perimeter security. The potential impacts of the ADA improvements, new entrance, and perimeter security on the human environment are the subject of this Environmental Assessment.
HCHB is located at 1401
Constitution Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, NW and Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW, just north of the National Mall and the Washington Monument, and east of the Ellipse (Page 1-3, Figure 1-1). Completed in 1932, the HCHB is seven stories high, has six courtyards, and comprises more than 1.9 million gross square feet of space. The building is owned by GSA and occupied primarily by the DOC. The White House Visitor Center, operated by the National Park Service, and the National Aquarium also use space within the facility.