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Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — April 24 - May 14, 2015 — 9B


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131,000 s/f office building developed by St. John Properties & Greenebaum Enterprises 8135 Maple Lawn Boulevard earns Leed Gold Certification from MD Chapter of USGBC

ALT IMORE , MD — 8135 Maple Lawn Blvd., a four-story, 131,257 s/f class “A” office building developed by St. John Properties, Inc. and Greenebaum Enterprises, Inc. and situated in the Maple Lawn business community in Howard County has earned a LEED Gold certification from the Maryland Chapter of the United States Green Build- ing Council (USGBC) . The building is 90% leased, with Cisco Systems, Inc. occupying nearly 98,000 s/f of space in the building. “St. John Properties, together with our partners, was among the first real estate develop- ment companies in the Mary- land area to construct all of our new buildings in accordance with green building standards as outlined by USGBC,” said Richard Williamson , se- nior vice president, leasing for St. John Properties. “We recognized the trend among corporate end-users to demand sustainability and environ- ment-friendly features in their corporate real estate. Develop- ing LEED-certified buildings and leading the way in the building sustainability move- B WASHINGTON, DC — Clark Builders Group (CBG) , in partnership with A&R Development , the D.C. Housing Authority, and Walmart, broke ceremo- nial ground for a transfor- mative $120 million project designed to revitalize the urban landscape and bring transit-oriented living to Northeast Washington, DC near the Capitol Heights Metro Station. Capitol Gate- way Marketplace will bring 312 LEED certified afford- able housing units, 20,000 s/f of neighborhood-serving retail, and the District’s first Walmart Supercenter to the East Capitol community. More than 200 people were

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ment remains an integral part of our corporate mission.” 8135 Maple Lawn Blvd. was constructed with a brick and glass exterior and expansive, column-free 35,000 s/f floor plates. The project features high-energy HVAC units, energy-efficient motion sen- sor light fixtures, double pane insulated glass, white TPO roofing membranes and water- conserving plumbing fixtures.

Low VOC paint and adhesives will be utilized in interior construction, and stormwater runoff will be managed utiliz- ing a state-of-the-art system that minimizes the effect on local waterways. Maple Lawn is a 600-acre mixed-use business commu- nity that, upon completion, will consist of more than 1.8 million s/f of commercial of- fice space in the commercial

district, a residential compo- nent containing more than 1,300 housing units and a full- service hotel. Approximately 700,000 s/f of commercial office space, research and de- velopment/flex space, medical buildings and retail uses in a “Main Street-style” environ- ment currently exists in the community. In addition, more than 1,000 residential units ranging from condominiums need jobs and retail options in their own neighborhoods. Capitol Gateway Market- place will help make that goal a reality. I look forward to working with the develop- ment community andWard 7 neighborhoods to ensure this project benefits DC residents and working-class families for generations to come.” “This is a great day not only from Ward 7, but for the entire City of Washing- ton,” said Alexander. “We are turning this area into one of our city’s premier neighborhoods, one where residents and visitors alike can work, shop, play, make convenient use of mass tran- sit, and enjoy safe streets

to estate homes have been constructed. Located off MD Rte. 29 in Fulton, MD in theWashington- Baltimore corridor section of Howard County, Maple Lawn is situated immediately off Rte. 29, approximately three miles from I-95 and the Inter-County Connector, 20 minutes from BWI Airport, 22 miles from Baltimore and 30 miles from downtown Washington, DC. n and high-quality homes. I’ve participated in countless community meetings regard- ing this effort, and I can tell you that everyone is excited about the future here.” East Capitol community members currently have few options for food and retail shopping. Capitol Gateway Marketplace will transform the so-called food and retail “desert” as a new 40-acre community that includes affordable for-purchase and for-rent housing, a fully- appointed grocery market, retail and open green space, and convenient access to the Capital Heights Metro Sta- tion located less than a third of a mile away. n

Clark Builders Group, A&R Development and D.C. Housing Authority breaks ground on $120m project

in attendance at the com- munity groundbreaking cer- emony at 5800 East Capitol St. NE, including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and DCCoun- cilwomen Yvette Alexander, who both spoke of the posi- tive impact Capitol Gateway Marketplace will bring to the

neighborhood. “One of my top priorities as mayor is to build a pathway to the middle class,” said Bowser. “Part of that effort is providing residents with af- fordable, high-quality hous- ing. But that is only half of the equation; residents also

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