Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — January 17 - 30, 2014 — 5A


Governor Markell cuts ribbon to open new facility at Ferris School $5m juvenile education facility constructed by Emory Hill & Co. seeks LEED Gold certification

ILMINGTON, DE — Governor Jack Markell was on hand for a ribbon cutting cer- emony to officially open the Department’s new Juvenile Multi-Purpose Education Fa- cility at the Ferris School for Boys just outside Wilmington. The facility was constructed by Emory Hill & Company of New Castle for the Dela- ware Children’s Department, which is seeking LEED Gold certification. W

certification by mid-2014. Fea- tures such as the use of re- cycled materials in the flooring and other building materials, low flow fixtures to save on water usage, and automatic light dimmers to reduce energy usage were selected to increase the sustainability of the facil- ity over the long term. “Working to the strict stan- dards of the State Department was a challenge, but one we welcomed,” said Emory Hill & Company project manager Lew Larson . “It was very re- warding to be part of such a vi- sionary project that is expected to provide so many benefits not only to the employees and resi- dents of the facility, but to the entire state of Delaware.” The nearly 14-thousand s/f state of the art building which sits on the Agency’s adminis- trative campus near Newport

will be the new educational home for youth who are com- mitted to the Department’s Level IV Residential Cot- tages. The Cottages are staff secure residential treatment programs designed to meet the needs of adjudicated youth and assist with their success- ful transition back into the community. “We cannot fully address all of the challenges that these youth will face when they leave – but if we can help them to gain resiliency, better decision-making skills, and improved academic status, and show them a path forward that they did not think was possible when they arrived, we will have provided them with criti- cal tools to help them to be suc- cessful,” said Secretary Jen- nifer Ranji of the Delaware Children’s Department. n

Ferris School

The new $5 million dol- lar facility was funded as a result of the Capital Budget process through the Building Delaware’s Future Now Fund- ing. The building was designed in accordance with Governor Markell’s EO 18 to design new state buildings to be LEED certified. The Department is pursuing Gold level LEED

January 17 - 30, 2014


Commercial-Industrial Realty Council

IREC completes renovation of storage facility outside Baltimore

Finksburg, MD — In- vestment Real Estate Con- struction, LLC (IREC) an- nounced the renovation of the 140 Mini Storage facility outside of Baltimore in Finks- burg. Finksburg is located in Carroll County. The property is located at 3240 Old West- minster Pike in Finksburg, sit- ting off Baltimore Blvd three miles west of I-795. Not only did IRE broker the sale of 140 Mini Storage, but the new owner hired IRE’s management division (Invest- ment Real Estate Manage- ment) to take over property management at the facility and contracted with IREC (Investment Real Estate Con- struction) for the renovation project. When IRE facilitated the prior sale of the property, 140 Mini Storage was dilapidated in appearance and in much need of repair. The buildings on the property had a large number of broken storage unit doors, which were either dam- aged, non-operational or both, leaving those units empty and

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unrentable. The grounds were overrun by weeds and had poor landscaping throughout. The office, porch and stairs were in need of major repairs as well. The renovations were com- pleted in October of this year, making every self storage unit rentable and giving a facelift to the entire property. Below are some project high- lights: • Total Renovated Area: 24,475 s/f • Start date: 8/2013 • Completion date: 10/2013

Renovations Include: - Landscaping upgrades - Replaced 327 roll-up doors - Re-skinned all buildings The facility includes 28,475 s/f and 6 single story drive-up self storage buildings with 270 units plus 42 RV parking spac- es. It is paved and fully fenced with surveillance cameras and onsite rental office. Entry is provided with a keypad code at gate. n - Installed bollards - Upgraded lighting

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