The Post reports that Publisher Katharine Weymouth made the announcement in an email to staff Friday morning. She says the company's goal is to find "a more modern, bright, open and efficient building."
Weymouth says The Post isn't tied to the location at 15th and L streets, Northwest, because its printing presses have not been located there for more than a decade.
The District of Columbia government assesses The Post's properties at nearly $80 million. Weymouth's memo says the company has not yet decided on where or when it might move.
The Herald is owned by the Washington Post Co.
Some other major metropolitan newspapers have moved out of or leased their buildings, driven by industry struggles and the value of urban real estate.
MORE HBJ HEADLINES
Bad welds at root of Boeing tanker’s fuel system problems, sources say 11:05 a.m. Hotel industry supplier Electric Mirror to expand in Everett Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service Economy up 2.3%; 1st quarter revised higher Our finance industry has grown too large Procter & Gamble sales dip on softer volume
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.