Goodwill Industries Moving Its Baltimore Headquarters to Violetville

| September 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. will relocate its Baltimore City headquarters to the Baltimore Gateway building at 3700 Koppers St.  in Violetville. The non-profit organization will lease 14,662 sq. ft. of the 100,000 sq. ft. St. John Properties, Inc. building.

Goodwill is relocating from 222 E. Redwood St. in Downtown in October. A total of 40 Goodwill employees will make the move to Baltimore Gateway.

Michael Tait of St. John Properties represented the landlord and the client was self-represented in this transaction.

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. “provides job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities.” The organization has operated within Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore for more than 100 years.   

The Baltimore Gateway location will house most of Goodwill Industries’ administrative and leadership team, with its former Downtown location slated to be transformed into The Excel Center. This tuition-free public high school, opening in 2023, is designed for adults 21 years of age and older, and will provide competency-based high school curriculum with embedded job training.

St. John’s recently invested $8 million into Baltimore Gateway.

“Our expanded offices at Baltimore Gateway will allow us to open The Excel Center in Baltimore’s Business District, while keeping our administrative staff in Baltimore City,” explained Lisa Rusyniak, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, in a press release. “The footprint of the building allows our team to work on the same floor and the strategic location off Interstates 695 and 95 provides us immediate access to our network throughout Maryland.”

“Our capital investment strategy has been validated at Baltimore Gateway, as the combination of quality commercial office space, a high-profile and visible location from Interstate 95 and on-site amenities have attracted multiple new clients, including Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake,” stated Matt Lenihan, Senior Vice President, Leasing for St. John Properties, in a press release. “With the addition of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Baltimore Gateway now stands at approximately 95% occupied.”

Baltimore Gateway – 3700 Koppers St. – Photo courtesy of St. John Properties, Inc.

222 E. Redwood St. -Screenshot from Google Maps

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