Below are links to and excerpts from two stories that appeared earlier this month concerning a proposal to close the NARA facility in Seattle, divide up the records, and sell the property.
"Federal panel recommends closure and sale of Seattle National Archives facility" by By Feliks Banel for MyNorthwest (KIRO radio). January 15, 2020 at 10:01 am
"A federal panel is recommending closure and sale of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood. If the closure goes through, the research services and historic materials currently held there would be moved to facilities in Missouri and California. "
"Advisory panel recommends putting 12 high-value federal properties up for sale" By Jory Heckman
"The board, created under the 2016 Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act (FASTA) will submit its recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. OMB has until Jan. 26 to approve or decline the board’s recommendations.
From there, agencies have a 60-day period to submit their excess property reports to GSA. After accepting those reports, GSA has one year to sell those properties, but the board can ask OMB to extend that deadline by an additional year."