New Middle River jobs, residents and businesses are coming to eastern Baltimore County as construction begins for Greenleigh at Crossroads, a $750 million mixed-use community along Maryland Route 43. The 200-acre development incorporates many new urbanism design elements including a compact design where you can walk to work, shop or play; a mix of shops, offices, apartments and homes; pedestrian-scaled neighborhoods and a network of open spaces for more walking and less driving.
“Greenleigh is placemaking at its best,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Greenleigh’s design and mix of homes will attract young professionals who want to live in a 21st century lifestyle community near their jobs. I-95 is minutes away, with the Middle River MARC station just down the road. Residents can bike to the waterfront. This is the perfect complement to the business development already in Baltimore Crossroads.”
St. John Properties, Somerset Construction and Elm Street Development are the developers of the $750 million project off Maryland Route 43 in Middle River.
When completed, Greenleigh at Crossroads will include about 1,500 single family homes, townhomes, apartments and condo units; 428,000 square feet of office space in three new mid-rise office buildings and four single-story office buildings that are already completed; 128,000 square feet of new retail space; a 120 room Marriott SpringHill Suites hotel plus walking trails, parks and places to gather.
“Greenleigh will be a tremendous addition to all that White Marsh and Middle River has to offer. It will be a great live-work-play community and I’m excited to move it forward,” said Councilwoman Cathy Bevins.
In May, St. John Properties begins construction on a three-story commercial office building and Elm Street Development starts building the single-family houses and townhomes, with models expected to open in spring 2017. This fall, Somerset Construction begins building The Berkleigh, an ultra-luxury apartment community featuring 317 residential units. A Marriott SpringHill Suites hotel starts construction late fall 2016.
“We thoughtfully and carefully designed this new live-work-play community to create a 24-hour environment. It includes best-in-class offices and retail that satisfy the day-to-day needs of business people and residents,” said Ed St. John, Chairman of St. John Properties.
St. John Properties, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore County, was founded in 1971 and has developed and owns more than 17 million square feet of R&D/flex, office, retail and warehouse space in Maryland and seven other states. They have built 20 buildings at Baltimore Crossroads, the 1,000 acre mixed-use business community between White Marsh and Middle River.
“Greenleigh at Crossroads incorporates a people-centered approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces,” stated Mike Caruthers, Principal of Somerset Construction. “We intend to develop a distinguished, one-of-a-kind community.”
Somerset Construction Company developed The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads, a 365-unit luxury apartment complex that was the first residential development in Baltimore Crossroads.