Baltimore County News
Atlantic Forest Products (AFP), a wholesale distributor of building materials, has signed a long-term lease at Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point. Atlantic Forest Products will be leasing two storage buildings totaling 160,000 square feet of covered space on 16 acres of land for staging of building products. In addition, the lease includes 6,500 square feet of office space for Atlantic Forest Products to locate its corporate headquarters at Sparrows Point.
Atlantic Forest Products currently employs 50 people, with plans for growth.
“Tradepoint Atlantic is rapidly living up to its potential as the most important jobs generator in the region,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “With recent announcements that Under Armour, Pasha Automotive, FedEx Ground and now Atlantic Forest Products are coming to Tradepoint Atlantic, we come closer to returning 10,000 jobs to Sparrows Point.”
“Atlantic Forest Products is excited to expand its footprint in Baltimore through bringing its existing operations to Sparrows Point to achieve greater scale and supply chain efficiency,” said John Chisholm, president of Atlantic Forest Products. “By consolidating our broad range of building products at Tradepoint Atlantic, we are afforded space as well as the benefit of on-site proximity to two major railways, a port, and an interstate highway for ease of transportation to support our strong East Coast brand presence.”
Kamenetz challenges Baker to bet for Sunday’s “Battle of the Beltway”
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is predicting that the Ravens will handle the Redskins with ease this weekend and has challenged Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker to a bet, putting up a case of Baltimore County’s own, DuClaw Pumpkin Spiced Lager. County Executive Baker is offering up a selection of seasonal ales from Calvert Brewing Company of Upper Marlboro.
Both Executives expressed confidence in their teams.
“There is no doubt in my mind that I will be collecting this bet,” said Kamenetz. “The Ravens may play in the City on Sundays, but the rest of the week, and the rest of the year, they call Baltimore County home. We love our ‘Baltimore County Ravens,’ and there will be no Hail to the Redskins this week.”
“This weekend, the state’s two professional football teams will compete in a ‘Battle of the Beltways,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “As the County Executive of Prince George’s County, home to FedEx Field and the Washington Redskins, I am confident that I will be asking County Executive Kamenetz, ‘You like that?’ after the Redskins prevail this Sunday.”
CVS Pharmacy has opened at the center of downtown at Towson Commons, on the corner of York Road and Chesapeake Avenue. The more than 9,000 square foot store includes a full service pharmacy and a wide range of high quality health, beauty and personal care products.
Chipotle Mexican Grill also has announced it will be opening a new location at Towson Commons.
“Downtown Towson has many amenities – shopping, restaurants, entertainment and parks. But for those who live, work and visit here, what’s missing has been the convenience of a pharmacy and drug store,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “CVS fills that need at Towson Commons. This is a prime retail location with a growing customer base. Over 3,000 new apartments and townhomes are built or under construction in downtown Towson.”
CVS and Chipotle Mexican Grill join Boho Nation and a two-story LA Fitness in Towson Commons.
Retail-focused brokerage firm MFI Realty is the leasing agent for the 115,000 square feet of retail space at Towson Commons.
Over $1 billion in recent private investment
Downtown Towson has seen more than $1 billion in recent private investment, including more than 3,000 apartments and townhomes that have been built or are under construction. New residential projects include The Flats at 703, Towson Mews, The Winthrop, Southerly Square, The Palisades, Promenade and Towson Green, plus residential towers in the 1 million square foot mixed-use Towson Row development currently under construction.
More than 55,000 people live in greater Towson, with over 48,000 people working at companies including GBMC, General Dynamics, Goucher College, MileOne, Sheppard Pratt, Stanley Black & Decker, Towson University, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and Whiting Turner.
Revised September 26, 2016