St. John Starts Work on 270,000 Sq. Ft. BWI Technology Park II in Anne Arundel County
- Oct 12, 2012
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
St. John Properties, Inc. has started work on BWI Technology Park II, a 44-acre mixed-use business community located near BWI Airport in Anne Arundel County. This is St. John’s seventh business community developed in Anne Arundel County. The initial R&D/flex building is the company’s 100th commercial office or retail project in this jurisdiction.
BWI Technology Park II is a 44-acre mixed-use business community designed to support approximately 270,000 square feet of office, flex and retail space. When finished, it will create almost 1,500 jobs. The 20,000 square feet of retail space will serve the community’s office tenants and surrounding residential neighborhoods.
The groundbreaking of the park’s first R&D/flex building comes after a nearly four-year reclamation project on the site. St. John Properties removed more than 45,000 spent and discarded car and truck tires as part of Maryland’s Scrap Tire Program. The clean-up program used to reclaim the 44-acre parcel was considered among the most extensive of any effort performed under the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Solid Waste Program.
809 Pinnacle Drive is the first building at BWI Technology Park II. It will be a single-story, 51,120 square foot R&D/flex building, constructed with a brick and glass exterior. The facility will feature 16-foot ceilings, suites beginning at 2,520 square feet and rear loading docks.
The building is also designed to achieve LEED certification. It will include high-energy HVAC units, energy-efficient motion sensor light fixtures, double pane insulated glass, white TPO roofing membrane, dual-flush toilets and waterless urinals and the use of low VOC paint and adhesives. A state-of-the-art system that minimizes the effect on local waterways will be used to manage storm water runoff.
809 Pinnacle Drive is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2013. St. John Properties will develop another six buildings within the business community. Among them, a 61,200 square foot Class A office building and three R&D/flex buildings totaling 145,000 square feet of space.
BWI Technology Park II complements the existing 600,000 square foot BWI Tech Park business community. The final portion of this three-project development is the planned BWI Tech Park III. Construction on this third and final business community is expected to start later this year.
Photo credits: St. John Properties.