Proximity to Interstate-95, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the Baltimore Beltway was one of the factors in the move by Special Olympics Maryland from its current location in Linthicum to a business park off Washington Boulevard.
Merritt Properties announced Sept. 7 that Maryland Special Olympics is moving to 3701 Commerce Drive in Merritt's Beltway Business Community.
Relocating to the west side of Baltimore will provide Special Olympics Maryland with easier access to a large part of the state, according to a release from Merritt.
The building's 11,325 square feet of space will also allow the organization to expand its program staff to better serve the 10,000 athletes who take part in 28 sports, according to the release.
The building's features include energy efficient air conditioning units, water saving plumbing devices, automatic light switches and recommended non-toxic green building paint, according to the release.
"We are glad to be moving into a Merritt property since they've been long-standing supporters of Special Olympics Maryland," said George Hergenhahn, chief financial officer of Special Olympics Maryland in the release.
Merritt also announced that Lighting Maintenance, an electrical contractor licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington D.C., is leasing space in a Merritt property in Anne Arundel County, just across the county line from Lansdowne.
The company will occupy 17,835 square feet of office and warehouse space at Merritt's Oregon Avenue building in Linthicum beginning in March, 2012.