WASHINGTON, DC-The U.S. State Department is studying an expansion of its office space footprint in the “Foggy Bottom” neighborhood in the district.

The State Department is considering taking space in several buildings that the U.S. military is vacating as part of the 2005 base realignment and closure plan, according to the Washington Business Journal.

The General Services Administration issued a pre-solicitation on Feb. 17 seeking master planners to convert the 11.8-acre former Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery campus at 2300 E St. NW into State Department offices, according to a notice posted with FedBizOpps.Gov. The notice appears to explain the GSA’s decision earlier this year to cancel a search for more than 300,000 square feet of leased space in Northern Virginia, the newspaper reports. See story in the Washington Business Journal.