Dec. 6, 2017: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) officials on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, announced a new location for the U.S. Peace Corps Headquarters at 1275 First Street NE, also known as One Constitution Square, in Washington, D.C. The 173,000-square-foot space is a rented lease location, officials said. The new Headquarters will be renamed the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters. Coverdell is a former U.S. Senator from Georgia and a former Peace Corps Director. Coverdell was instrumental in creating many programs that still exist at the Peace Corps. Officials at the independent federal government agency are scheduled to take occupancy at the new location in late 2019. The Peace Corps joins offices at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal agencies in the section of the District known as NoMa, or north of Massachusetts Avenue. The Peace Corps, GSA and EEOC are independent federal government agencies.