Currently, the NAB operates from roughly the center of Washington DC in the business district not far from where the FCC used to be located. Now like the FCC, the NAB will pick up stakes and head toward a location much closer to Congress.
The NAB will be in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, close to Congress and within two blocks of MLB’s Washington Nationals home stadium. The Capitol will be about a mile away. It will also be subway-accessible.
“We’re thrilled that we have found a new home,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “The new building will be a showcase venue for radio and television stations across America, and will send a strong message to public policymakers on the vibrant future of local broadcasting.”
The move will involve 150 NAB employees currently housed in its building near DuPont Circle. The sale of that building will be used to finance its new home.
The association expects to break ground in 2016 and move in by the fall of 2018.