Greenleigh at Crossroads signs seven new leases totaling 100,000 square feet

Baltimore Business Journal | Melody Simmons

A rendering of the Baltimore Crossroads development in White Marsh where seven new tenants have inked deals for commercial space.

BALTIMORE, MD (July 18, 2107) — Greenleigh at Crossroads in White Marsh has inked leases with seven new tenants totaling 100,000 square feet.

The $750 million project by St. John Properties Inc. broke ground last year off of Route 43 and Interstate 95 and ultimately will hold 2.5 million square feet of new commercial space including office, warehouse, industrial and retail. The formal name for the entire project is Baltimore Crossroads, with Greenleigh at Crossroads being a portion of the development.

The new tenants at 11685 Crossroads Circle are Baltimore County Gymnastics, The High Roads School, Alliance Franchise Brands and Baltimore’s Premier Event Solutions, a party planning company. Nearby, at 11675 Crossroads Circle, a private pharmaceutical company has leased 40,080 square feet of space, St. John officials said Tuesday, declining to name the company. In addition, Applied Technology Services and Paragon Consulting inked deals in another flex space at Crossroads Circle and Williams Court.

Richard Williamson, senior vice president of leasing and marketing at St. John, said the 1,000-acre development is moving ahead with housing starts and other additions. A small grouping of townhomes have been built and a 120-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel is nearly completed.

Williamson has said that future plans call for a grocery store at the development. In total, St. John and partners Somerset Construction Co. and Elm Street Development are building the commercial and residential components of Greenleigh. The plans call for 1,000 single-family homes and townhomes and 500 apartment units. A total of three Class A commercial office buildings are planned to add 300,000 square feet of space at the development and 116,000 square feet of retail.

St. John Properties broke ground on the 54,120-square-foot building at 11685 Crossroads Circle last fall on a speculative quest. The building is now 84 percent leased, said Matt Lenihan, assistant vice president for leasing at St. John.

When it broke ground, St. John executives compared Greenleigh’s prospects to that of 600-acre Maple Lawn in Howard County, a mixed-used project developed by Greenebaum Enterprises and St. John, among other partners. A total of 10,000 new jobs are expected at Greenleigh when it is built out.