St. John Properties Inc. has begun construction on three new commercial buildings at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County.
The three buildings total 180,000 square feet and will be complete by the middle of next year.
The properties are located at the Government and Technology Enterprise, or the Gate, a 416-acre technology business park. The new office buildings are located at 6180, 6200, and 6210 Guardian Gateway Dr.
Baltimore developer St. John Properties
is constructing a total of eight buildings at the office park. The county is expected to get an influx of federal contractors next year with the Pentagon's base realignment and closure, or BRAC. Aberdeen Proving Ground is expected to get 20,000 workers next year.
The office complex is near the Command, Control, Computer, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Command operations, which will bring workers from New Jersey and Virginia.
The new buildings will adhere to standards to satisfy the requirements for Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design Silver-certification, specified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The buildings' environmentally friendly features will include a high-efficiency heating, ventilating and air system, high performance windows to reduce energy usage, lavatory fixtures with sustainable elements to conserve water, wetland forest preserves, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
Writer: Julekha Dash
Source: St. John Properties