New and Expanding Business List
The following list highlights a selection of business and real estate activity in Baltimore County from August 2015 to August 2016.
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This mixed-use project in Towson is a pedestrian-friendly plaza including a traffic circle with a European-style fountain, bistro-style outdoor dining areas and landscaping. The County invested $6.2 million toward the parking garage and $2 million for infrastructure improvements. The project has brought an estimated 1,530 jobs to the area, 660 construction jobs and another 870 jobs related to the completed project.
Since 2008, over 1,200 new luxury apartment units in three major projects have been completed. A $60 million, 611-bed, 248-unit student housing project with first floor retail is planned at 101 York Road. Federal Realty Investment Trust has broken ground on The Flats at 703, a new 105-unit apartment project located at 703 Washington Avenue. Evergreene Homes is constructing Towson Mews, thirty four luxury townhomes to be built on two acres bounded by East Pennsylvania, Jefferson and Virginia Avenues.
Demolition is complete on this transformative, $350 million mixed-use development at the southern gateway to downtown Towson, one block from Towson University.
The Shops at Kenilworth
Greenberg Gibbons has begun work on a $20 million renovation to The Shops at Kenilworth, a landmark shopping destination in Towson, originally built in 1979.
Towson Commons Retail
Affiliates of MFI and Woodmont Properties II have taken control of, and are redeveloping 115,000 square feet of retail space along York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue.
In the summer of 2016, Nacho Mamas opened a 6,700-square-foot restaurant in the former S&G Crab Ranch space on Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson.
Metro Centre at Owings Mills
Metro Centre at Owings Mills is a $550 million investment in a mixed-use, transit-oriented special taxing district. At completion, the project will support more than 1.2 million square feet of commercial office space, 300,000 square feet of complementary retail space and 1,700 residential units.
Carefirst has renewed their leases in six buildings in Owings Mills and are keeping 2,200 employees in 655,000 square feet there.
This $140 million mixed-use development in Owings Mills, anchored by a Wegman’s grocery store, will include 356,000 square feet of retail space and 48,000 square feet of office space.
Hunt Valley Towne Centre
Avalon Hunt Valley, a $70 million upscale apartment complex on the eastern end of Hunt Valley Towne Centre, began delivering its first units in August of 2016.
McCormick and Company
The international spice manufacturer, currently located in Sparks, will consolidate 900 office employees from several area locations into a 340,000-square-foot headquarters project at 99 Shawan Road, to be completed in 2018.
Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson
This nationally-ranked architectural and engineering firm will move its headquarters from Sparks to a new, five-story 130,000-square-foot building on Wight Avenue in Hunt Valley that will employ 600 people.
Sylvan Learning System
Sylvan has moved its corporate headquarters and 125 employees from downtown Baltimore City to 25,000 square feet at 4 North Park Drive in Hunt Valley.
Savills Studley opened its newest office at 102 West Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson, expanding its presence in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The startup, founded in 2014, is moving into a 4,000-square-foot space at 9 West Aylesbury Road in Timonium and will employ four people.
York, Pennsylvania-based Gettle moved its Maryland offices to 144 Lakefront Drive in Hunt Valley and quadrupled its space to 10,000 square feet. It will employ 53 people.
Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC
This engineering and architecture firm signed a lease for 37,244 square feet at 300 East Joppa Road in Towson.
U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters
The 450,000-member national lacrosse organization recently occupied its new headquarters in Sparks. The $15 million project includes a 45,000-square-foot headquarters building, an outdoor training facility for the U.S. National men’s and women’s teams, the National Lacrosse Museum and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and classrooms and offices for 89 staff.
Apex IT Services
This IT solutions provider to federal, state and commercial clients relocated from Columbia, Maryland to leased office space on Lord Baltimore Drive in Woodlawn. Plans include adding 53 jobs.
Formerly Sparrows Point LLC, Tradepoint Atlantic recently acquired the 3,100-acre former steel production facility at Sparrows Point. FedEx secured a long-term lease and is building a 300,000-square-foot distribution center to employ 300 employees.
Lockheed Martin’s contract with the U.S. Navy was renewed for $235 million to manufacture missile-firing systems used on warships at Lockheed’s facility in Middle River.
Bottling Group, LLC
Bottling Group signed a lease for 25,400 square feet in a new 60,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility under construction in the White Marsh Business Park on Days Cove Road.
Chesapeake Real Estate Group
RPM Warehouse leased the 435,000-square-foot Chesapeake Real Estate facility on Tangier Drive in Crossroads@95, needing expansion from its previous 238,000 square feet at the same location.
Aging Barns, LLC
Part of Sagamore Development, Aging Barns purchased the parcel at 4611 North Point Boulevard to transform it into five aging barns to store up to 80,000 barrels of Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey.
Greenleigh at Crossroads
Greenleigh at Crossroads broke ground in May 2016 on a $750 million mixed-use community of offices, shops, apartments, single-family homes and a hotel. The project will occupy 250 acres of the 1,000-acre Baltimore Crossroads and is expected to build out over 10 to 15 years.
Medstar Franklin Square Hospital
The hospital opened a new $7.8 million neonatal intensive care unit. The 16,000-square-foot newly constructed facility has 23 beds.
QRS of Maryland, LLC
A joint venture between QRS and Canusa-Hershman Recycling Company, this recycling facility opened in Dundalk to separate and recycle post-consumer household plastics, creating 60 new jobs.
Bob’s Overhead Door
In December 2015, Bob's Overhead Door purchased a 27,000-square-foot building on 100 Eyring Ave in Essex for $1.15 million, securing a loan with the County for $250,000.
Hollins Ferry Logistics Center
Completed construction on a 285,000 square-foot, class A warehouse and logistics center that will attract major tenants in Baltimore County throughout 2016 and 2017.
Security Square Mall
The Seoul Plaza section of the shopping mall will be undergoing a major redevelopment to attract national tenant to revitalize this shopping center.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Social Security headquarters in Woodlawn announced that they will receive a $150 million Congressional Appropriation for major renovations of their main administrative building. SSA employs approximately 11,000 at this site.
Rolling Run Tech Park
A groundbreaking took place on April 19, 2016 located at 2270 Rolling Run Rd. They are constructing a 58,000 sq. ft., Class A office building next to the Center for Medicare Medicaid Services headquarters.
Merritt Beltway Business Park
A major expansion and renovation is taking place at 1730 Twin Springs Drive, home of the Living Legacy Foundation.
In Feb 2016, Northwest Hospital System opened a new facility at 8600 Liberty Rd. The 13,500 sq. ft. building houses an ExpressCare urgent care center and offices for primary care doctors and specialists.
Obtain List of New Corporations
The Department of Economic and Workforce Development maintains a listing of the top Baltimore County employers. However, to find a directory of the more than 20,500 businesses in Baltimore County, the Baltimore County Public library provides access to Reference USA as a free service to residents. Reference USA allows customized searches to create a listing of businesses that meet your criteria. To learn more, contact the Baltimore County Public Library at 410-887-6100.
The Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT) provides copies of its data sets through a private contractor, Specprint Inc. Obtain prices, formats, production schedules and more by calling Specprint at 410-561-9600.