United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland has signed a lease for 21,500 square feet within 11650 Crossroads Circle, a single-story, 30,000 square foot office building now under construction at Baltimore Crossroads @95 in Baltimore County.
Colliers International's Rob Freedman and Lindsay McClory represented UCP in the transaction. The building owner, St. John Properties, was represented by Matt Lenihan.
The 1,000-acre Baltimore Crossroads @95 in Baltimore County is a mixed-use business community near the intersection of MD Route 43 and Interstate 95 in White Marsh, MD. Upon final completion, Baltimore Crossroads @95 is configured to support more than five million square feet of commercial office, flex/research and development, warehouse and industrial space, as well as two hotels and 450,000 square feet of retail space. The community is positioned off the new MD Route 43 extension that connects Eastern Boulevard with Interstate 95 and is approximately ten miles from downtown Baltimore City.
UCP intends to utilize its new building as a day program for adults with disabilities. St. John Properties is working to integrate customized features into the project to address the needs of the users, including wheelchair accessibility throughout the building with a turnaround area for lift-equipped vehicles. St. John Properties is also building an accessible outdoor pavilion on the site to allow individuals attending the center to enjoy the beautifully landscaped outdoor common area during the warmer months.
11650 Crossroads Circle is being constructed to satisfy Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for features including a high-efficiency HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) system, high performance windows, lavatories featuring low-water-volume toilets, faucets, and showers, as well as waterless urinals. The light sensors will be equipped with motion-sensor controls, which adjust the amount of artificial light to compensate for natural light when levels are low. In addition, the exterior will incorporate drought-tolerant landscaping to reduce watering needs.
According to Diane K. Coughlin, President and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland (UCP), the non-profit organization made the decision to consolidate locations from Arbutus and Essex into this new site due to cost savings, aesthetic improvements, and the ways the building will enhance the quality of its services.
Founded in 1953, the agency serves to advance the independence of the thousands of children and adults afflicted with this disability. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, the organization currently operates seven separate Agency Centers.