Kimley-Horn Announced as the Second Tenant at New McHenry Row Office Building

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. is expanding its footprint at McHenry Row in Locust Point. It will move into a 5,459 sq. ft. space this fall at McHenry Row III, a five-story, 75,000 sq. ft. Class “A” commercial office that is currently under construction. Kimley-Horn has occupied a 3,415 sq. ft. space at 1215 E. Fort Ave. (known as “The Banner Building”) since 2015.

Kimley-Horn will expand its team to approximately 20 engineering professionals.

McHenry Row is owned and developed by Mark Sapperstein’s 28 Walker. Joe Nolan and David Fritz of NAI KLNB represented 28 Walker in this transaction. The tenant was represented by Kris Knapstein of Savills Studley in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Our employees enjoy the walkable retail amenities including the grocery store and different restaurants, and many of them walk, bike or take the boat to work every day,” said Jon Kraft, an associate with Kimley-Horn and Associates and the executive in charge of the Baltimore office, in a release. “Everyone considers Locust Point extremely safe and, for those that drive to work, the parking is free. With direct access to Interstate 95, it enables us to visit our other offices up and down the East Coast, and for them to visit us as well. As a former Locust Point resident myself, the total environment is stimulating with its constant activity.”

Kimley-Horn, which operates 83 offices and employs more than 3,000 people, joins accounting firm Gross Mendelsohn & Associates, which leased 24,300 sq. ft. of space, in the five-story brick and glass exterior building.

Kimley-Horn will occupy a portion of the first floor, which consists of approximately 13,000 sq. ft. of space. Floors two through five offer 15,600 sq. ft. floorplates.

Located at 1265 E. Fort Ave., McHenry Row III is positioned directly adjacent to a 128-room Marriott Courtyard, which is also under construction, as well as an existing structured parking garage that can accommodate more than 600 vehicles.

“McHenry Row III represents the continuation of our development plan that has reshaped the Locust Point section of Baltimore City with a compact, full-contained and walkable mixed-use project that addresses the needs of employees, residents and retailers,” said Mark Sapperstein of 28 Walker Development in a press release. “The recent addition of Porter Street Apartments, with 223 multifamily units, functions as the centerpiece of McHenry Row, using architectural elements that meld the various brick, glass and steel exterior materials that are utilized throughout the project.”

Kimley-Horn is engaged with numerous projects throughout the Baltimore area, including McHenry Row II and III, Porter Street Apartments, and Stadium Square. It is also working with Under Armour.

Additional McHenry Row office tenants include Comcast, Under Armour, Gilbane Construction, Maryland Auto Insurance Fund, Martin-Lauer Associates, Mindgrub, Videology, GKV, and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

“Locust Point and Federal Hill comprise a significant portion of the millennial workforce, and companies are attracted to placing their operations where their employees live,” said Joe Nolan, principal of NAI KLNB, in a release. “McHenry Row continues to provide significant advantages to recruit and retain employees for forward-thinking organizations.”

More lease announcements at McHenry Row III will be coming in the near future according to the team at 28 Walker.

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