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1 Commercial Building Construction Projects Highlights from Washington County

2 Commercial Pad Ready Site New England Motor Freight, Inc. Hagerstown, MD Developer: AC&T Site Engineer: Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. Architect: Alsip & Associates Highlights: An early start was granted in June 2012 to begin construction on a new 40,800-sq. ft. commercial truck terminal (courier business). The project includes 19 service bays, office area and lounge.

3 Small Building Redevelopment/Reuse Sereni Cranberry Cottage Funkstown, MD Owner: Charlotte Leaman Architect: 21 E Baltimore St., Funkstown, MD Contractor: Dovercraft, Inc. – Hagerstown Project Highlights: A residential single family structure was converted to a tea room providing respite from everyday life.

4 New Small Building Construction Hendershots Hagerstown, MD Developer: Twigg Family Limited Partnership Site Engineer: Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. Architect: Alsip & Associates Contractor: Myers Building Systems Project Highlights: An existing uninhabitable commercial building was demolished to make way for a new 2 story commercial retail center on US 40 south of Interstate 70. With a tight site that was partially encumbered by a floodplain and SHA right- of-way, SWM and parking were challenging.

5 New Small Building Construction H H A Retail Hagerstown, MD Site Engineer: Fox & Associates, Inc. Structural Engineer: L.S. Grim (M.E.P) Architect: Arch+ive Design Contractor: Callas Contractors, Inc. Project Highlights: An existing retail building was demolished to make way for a commercial center. The construction project included on site underground stormwater management and significant road improvements. Road improvements were coordinated with the DPW Halfway Blvd. Massey Blvd. intersection improvement project.

6 New Small Building Construction High’s Dairy Store Smithsburg, MD Site Engineer: Messick and Associates MEP Engineer: PE Services Architect: L2M Architects Contractor: Frank J. Goettner General Contractor Project Highlights: As part of the construction of a new High’s Dairy Store, this project includes the construction of a large underground stormwater management quantity control structure. The new store will consist of 3500 square feet of masonry construction on slab.

7 New Small Building Construction Walgreens Hagerstown, MD Site Engineer: Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. Structural Engineer: Ron Renna/ Souheil Chehayb Architect: Michael Brady Inc. Contractor: Callas Contractors, Inc. Project Highlights: As part of their Maryland expansion plan, Walgreens will open a new store in Hagerstown at the corner of Halfway Blvd. and Virginia Ave. Site construction will include an underground SWM quantity management facility, improvements to Glenside Avenue and a number of on site retaining walls.

8 Large Building Redevelopment/Reuse Evolve Composite, Inc. Hancock, MD Engineer: Renn Engineering, Inc. Architect: Bushey Feight Morin Architects Highlights: Evolve, a manufacturer of light weight pre-cast concrete products opened operations in the previously occupied “Fleetwood Plant” in Hancock, MD. Renovations included construction of a loading dock/ ramp, installation of silos and a mixing platform. At least 60 new jobs will be created within the first three (3) years of opening.

9 Large Building Redevelopment/Reuse VT Industries Hagerstown, MD Developer: VT Industries Site Engineer: Davis, Renn & Associates, Inc. Structural Engineer: Regan-Matonac Assoc Mechanical Engineer: L.S. Grim Architect: Bushey Feight Morin Architects Contractor: Callas Contractors, Inc. Project Highlights: VT Industries expanded its production of laminate countertops, architectural wood doors, and stone surfaces in Hagerstown. The company purchased the former Kongsberg Automotive building on Western Maryland Parkway and invested approximately $6.5M in capital improvements.

10 Large Building Redevelopment/Reuse Seven Ten Bowling Hagerstown, MD Developer: Aristodemos Capital Group LLC Site Engineer: Frederick Seibert & Associates Architect: MSB Architects Project Highlights: This existing bowling alley was completely demolished inside and then remodeled. The bathrooms were reconfigured to become ADA compliant. The renovations created 22 Brunswick lanes featuring the latest 46” LCD automatic scoring monitors, video screens for viewing sports, music videos and movies, along with the cutting edge sound and lighting effects.

11 New Large Building Construction HCC STEM Building Hagerstown, MD Site Engineer: Triad Engineering, Inc. Structural Engineer: Kenst & Hood MEP Engineer: James Posey Architect: Cho Benn Holback Associates Contractor: Hess Contractors, Inc. Project Highlights: The STEM building is a green, sustainable and energy efficient building. The building has many environmental features including sun shades on the outside to diffuse light entering the building; a system on the third, fourth and fifth floors to catch rainwater for gray water reuse; and better indoor air quality. Eventually this building will have solar panels and a green roof. The five story, 65,000 square foot structure will house the science programs that were in the science building as well as the alternative energy technology, information systems technology, engineering and math programs.

12 New Large Building Construction Lehigh Phoenix Funkstown, MD Site Engineer: Frederick, Seibert & Associates Structural Engineer: Regan-Matonac Assoc. MEP Engineer: Comfort Design Architect: Bushey, Feight, Morin Architects Contractor: Huntzberry Project Highlights: Lehigh Phoenix, a leading provider of book components and short run books for the trade and educational publishing segments, constructed a 28,000 square feet addition to their existing 180,000 square foot facility. The project received “Fast Track” designation for plan review and permitting from Washington County officials. Timely review and permitting was necessary to help Lehigh Phoenix reach its time critical objective of having the addition completed by Spring “Lehigh Phoenix’s decision to expand and add jobs speaks volumes about the highly-skilled workforce, strategic location and supportive business climate that Maryland and Washington County offer to companies,” said DBED Secretary Christian S. Johansson. “We were particularly pleased to work with our partners in Washington County to support this project, which will bring additional jobs to Hagerstown and help grow the local economy.”

13 New Large Building Construction Parkway Neurosciences II Hagerstown, MD Site Engineer: Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. Structural Engineer: Harwood Engineering Architect: Michael T. Janssen, R.A. Contractor: Waynesboro Construction, Inc. Project Highlights: This project included construction of a two story, 52,812 sq ft steel frame medical office building with partial finished basement. This project site design included multiple parking island bioretention/rain garden facilities to treat stormwater runoff.

14 Innovative Stormwater Management United Bank Hagerstown, MD Developer: Ghattas Enterprises Site Engineer: Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. MEP Engineer: TLC Engineering Architect: Regazzoni Design Contractor: Waynesboro Construction Project Highlights: The United Bank building site uses porous pavement in combination with linear micro bioretention facilities to treat runoff from new impervious surfaces. This project was the first in Washington County to utilize porous pavers as an onsite at the source technique to treat stormwater runoff.

15 Innovative Stormwater Management Sunny Meadows Garden Center Boonsboro, MD Developer: Sunny Meadows Garden Center Engineer: Triad Engineering, Inc. Project Highlights: The expansion of the Sunny Meadows Garden Center greenhouses included the addition of underground cisterns for stormwater management. This innovative approach allows the business owner the opportunity to reuse the stormwater runoff collected from the rooftops of the greenhouses. This project is the first to use cisterns in Washington County for stormwater runoff under the new ESD to the MEP Stormwater Management.

16 Sustainable Building Construction Fountainhead One Hagerstown, MD Developer: Ghattas Enterprises Engineer: Frederick Seibert & Associates Architect: Regazzoni Design Studio Contractor: Waynesboro Construction Project Highlights: The construction of a new three story commercial office building at the site of the old Martins store took advantage of the new EDC sponsored pad-ready program to expedite aspects of the county’s planning and review process, and defer and waives some costs. In addition, this building, aiming for LEED Silver standards will apply for the EDC sponsored high performance tax credit program, receiving property tax credits as a building that meet certain “green” standards.

17 Innovative Sustainable Energy Project First Solar and First Energy Hagerstown, MD Developer and Constrictor: First Solar Engineer: Triad Engineering, Inc. Project Highlights: On July 7, 2012, First Solar and Solar Energy broke ground on their 160 acre solar farm project located on the grounds of the Maryland Correctional Institution (MCI) in Hagerstown. Once built, the Maryland Solar project will produce 20 megawatts of power - enough clean energy to power approximately 2,700 Maryland homes, displacing approximately 23,000 metric tons of CO2 annually - the equivalent of taking 4,400 cars off the road each year. The project will create 125 construction jobs and at least three full time jobs will be created for the lifetime of the panels on the site.

18 Innovative Sustainable Energy Project Staples Solar Array Hagerstown, MD Developer: Staples Engineer: Davis, Renn & Associates Contractor: Sun Edison Project Highlights: A 1.5-megawatt solar energy system was constructed at Staples distribution center in Hagerstown, Maryland, the world’s largest supplier of office products, making it the largest host of solar energy generation in the state. SunEdison, a solar energy project developer and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE:WFR), financed and built the Staples solar installation. When combining this newest installation with a 1-MW solar energy system at Staples, the company is now expected to produce nearly 60 million kilowatt-hours of solar clean energy over the next 20 years. That is enough juice to power the equivalent of 5,500 average U.S. homes for a full calendar year. Mark Buckley, Vice President of environmental affairs for Staples, says this latest installation solidifies the company’s commitment to sustainability.

19 Innovative Cell Tower Project Verizon Wireless Hagerstown, MD Developer: Verizon Wireless Engineer: Carroll Land Services, Inc. Project Highlights: This project involved the design and construction of a new 150 ft. high Stealth "TREE" Monopole Type Cell Tower.

20 New Public Road Construction Progress Way Hagerstown, MD Engineer: Assoc. Engineering Sciences, Inc. Developer: Downsville Lots E,F & G 72 LLC Contractor: Ganoe Paving Highlights: The construction of a new facility for T. Rowe Price in Washington County required design and construction of a new public road. The new public road will serve additional future commercial development in the area and enable adjacent properties to develop to their full commercial potential.


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