Our Maryland Mixed-use Communities: Greenleigh, Maple Lawn, & Melford Town Center

In the heart of Maryland, three exemplary mixed-use communities stand out for their unique blend of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces. Greenleigh in Baltimore County, Maple Lawn in Howard County, and Melford Town Center in Prince George’s County represent the epitome of modern living, where convenience meets quality of life.

Each St. John Properties community offers a unique atmosphere and lifestyle tailored to meet the needs and preferences of its residents and visitors, setting new standards for mixed-use development in Maryland.


St. John Properties’ Greenleigh in Middle River, Maryland is Baltimore County’s premiere live, work, play community, seamlessly blending residential, commercial, and recreational spaces within a sprawling 1,000-acre master-planned mixed-use community.

Strategically situated on Maryland Route 43, between U.S. Route 40 and Eastern Boulevard, Greenleigh offers convenient connections to major thoroughfares like Interstates 95 and 695, situating it 19 miles from the bustling heart of downtown Baltimore. This prime location ensures that residents and businesses have immediate access to surrounding communities including White Marsh, Perry Hall, and Essex.

The community includes more than 1.8 million square feet of commercial office, flex/R&D and retail space, a hotel and 5-acre park. Greenleigh is designed to cater to a wide range of business needs, providing a headquarters-worthy setting amid a vibrant urban backdrop.

Retail thrives at Greenleigh, with over 85,000 square feet of retail housed within a main street-style shopping center. Retailers at Greenleigh include Michael’s Café, Dunkin’ Donuts, Pooles Island Brewing Company, Subway, Potomac Pizza and a Royal Farms convenience store. The community is also home to The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and a proposed 75,000 square foot grocery store and various pad sites serve as future amenities. These retail amenities foster a community-centric atmosphere that attracts both locals and visitors.

Greenleigh will include approximately 3,300 single-family homes, townhomes and luxury apartment units. The residential component is complemented by a 120-suite Springhill Suites by Marriott, and a 959-unit Extra Space Storage facility, adding convenience for community residents and businesses alike.

Luxury Apartment communities include The Arbors and The Berkleigh, which offer amenity-rich, LEED-certified living. Resort-style amenities include garage parking, pools, game rooms, business centers, pet amenities and more.

Maple Lawn

Maple Lawn, located in Fulton, Maryland, exemplifies the quintessence of mixed-use community design, marrying residential comfort with commercial vibrancy. This Howard County community, celebrated for its adherence Traditional Neighborhood Development, promotes a walkable lifestyle where residents can easily access shops, services, and workspaces, and was master developed by Greenebaum Enterprises and St. John Properties.

Boasting over 1 million square feet of multi-story Class ‘A’ office space, Maple Lawn serves as a premier corporate hub strategically located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Its proximity to major business centers, government agencies, and research institutions makes it a coveted address for businesses seeking prominence and convenience.

The community’s retail offerings are robust, with 150,780 square feet of existing retail space and an additional 38,525 square feet planned. Onsite retail amenities include a wide variety of medical, fitness, personal care and educational services, alongside a full-service Harris Teeter grocery store.

Maple Lawn also contains a vast assortment of casual and fine dining options, offering businesses and residents convenient choices for any occasion, including Banditos Tacos & Tequila, Galliano’s, Lib’s Grill, Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille, Looney’s Pub, and many more.

The residential component at Maple Lawn includes 1,308 homes across six neighborhoods, including estates, villas, single-family houses, townhomes, and condominiums, thereby catering to a diverse demographic.

Recreational amenities are abundant, with 10 miles of walking trails and paths, a 14,000-square-foot community center, tennis courts, and pools, enhancing the quality of life for its residents. A 103-suite Residence Inn by Marriott hotel adds a layer of convenience for visitors and business travelers.

Melford Town Center

Melford Town Center, located in Bowie, Maryland, is a sprawling 466-acre mixed-use development that epitomizes the concept of a live-work-play community. Situated strategically at the junction of US Route 50 and MD Route 3/301 in Prince George’s County, Melford Town Center is perfectly positioned midway between Annapolis and Washington D.C., offering easy access to both cities, as well as Baltimore.

This comprehensive mixed-use development, planned, developed and managed by St. John Properties, encompasses over 870,000 square feet of commercial space. The commercial offerings include a variety of asset classes including Class ‘A’ multi-story office space, direct-entry single-story and two-story office buildings, as well as St. John Properties’’ signature flex/R&D, catering to a variety of business and consumer needs.

The planned residential component at Melford Town Center will include more than 1,400 townhomes and luxury multi-family rental units, along with 140 to senior living units at Thrive Senior Living’s Tribute at Melford, ensuring a vibrant and diverse community.

Aspen at Melford Town Center welcomed its first residence in 2024, and features 388 luxury multi-family units with oversized living spaces. Amenities include a community room, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, multi-media center with viewing screen and adjacent kitchen and bar, billiards room, business and conference centers, library, and a pet spa with an indoor dog park. The Aspen also features a resort-style, saltwater heated swimming pool with sunning decks, outdoor living areas, and multiple grills. Additional exterior amenities include pickleball courts, a courtyard with cabanas, fireplace and television, Zen garden, hospitality bar, bike storage and repair room, and a lake suitable for fishing, kayaking and model sail boating.

The community also includes a Courtyard by Marriott, adding to Melford Town Center’s convenience and appeal.

The retail component is designed to offer a blend of inline, pad, and stand-alone spaces along a lakefront promenade, adding to the dynamic and bustling atmosphere.

Melford Town Center represents a significant investment in the future of Bowie, Maryland, showcasing a commitment to creating a sustainable and integrated community where people can live, work, and play in a harmoniously designed environment.


St. John Properties’ mixed-use Greenleigh, Maple Lawn, and Melford Town Center communities, underscore the company’s approach to mixed-use development, setting a benchmark for modern, sustainable living in Maryland.

These communities, each with its own unique character and amenities, exemplify the seamless integration of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces, fostering environments where convenience and quality of life are paramount.

From Greenleigh’s connectivity and diverse business landscape to Maple Lawn’s walkable community design and robust amenities, and Melford Town Center’s strategic location and comprehensive development, these projects highlight the transformative impact of thoughtful, integrated community planning. As models of live-work-play environments, these mixed-use communities not only cater to the diverse needs of their residents and businesses but also contribute significantly to the regional economy and set a precedent for future developments in Maryland and beyond.