Kennedy Krieger Institute’s New International Center for Spinal Cord Injury Now Open at Maple Lawn

One-of-a-kind facility treating spinal cord injuries and paralysis selects St. John Properties building to provide access for patients residing in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia

Maple Lawn is a 600 acre mixed-use community in Howard County.
Maple Lawn is a 600 acre mixed-use community in Howard County.

BALTIMORE, MD (September 16, 2020) – Kennedy Krieger Institute recently opened a new International Center for Spinal Cord Injury within 9,500 square feet of space at 11830 West Market Place in the mixed-use community of Maple Lawn, representing an expansion of its main facility located in Baltimore City. The move to Fulton in Howard County was specifically designed to allow easier access for patients, in need of rehabilitation services for spinal cord injuries and paralysis, who currently reside in suburban Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Bill Jautze, Leasing Representative for St. John Properties represented the landlord and Tom Novotny of Kennedy Krieger Institute represented the tenant in this transaction.

This satellite location, located in the 42,620 square foot single-story building, was made possible through a donation from Phyllis and Sidney Bresler, Sarah and Jonathan Bresler, and The Robert I. Schattner Foundation, Inc.

According to Tom Novotny, director of operations and business development for the center, Kennedy Krieger intends to execute and operate a “one-of-a-kind facility incorporating the latest technology and equipment that will rival any of its kind throughout the world.” Programs such as activity-based restorative therapy and the use of advanced robotic technology will be overseen by an experienced team of doctors and physical and occupational therapists to achieve the “most favorable patient outcomes possible.”

“In many cases, this new location will reduce commuting times in half and result in a less than one-hour drive, which is extremely significant when transporting a patient dealing with spinal cord issues,” Novotny explained. “When searching for an expansion site south of Baltimore, we realized Maple Lawn provided the perfect combination of easy access, the ideal building and the availability of amenities to serve the needs of both staff members and patients. Basically, Maple Lawn has everything you need and want within walking distance.”

With the primary Baltimore City rehabilitation center located on the building’s fourth level, the ground floor location at Maple Lawn “will simplify access and egress for both patients and their families,” stated Novotny. The building has also been designed with dual entry points in the front and rear to separate the range of visits encompassing wellness, rehabilitation and outpatient care for adults and children.

Maple Lawn is being developed by master developer Greenebaum Enterprises along with St. John Properties and  is located at the intersection of MD Route 29 and MD Route 216 in Fulton, Maryland. The business community is located approximately three miles from Interstate 95 and the Inter-County Connector, 20 miles from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, 22 miles from Baltimore and 30 miles from Washington, D.C.

11830 West Market Place is equipped with 16-foot ceiling heights and dock or drive-in loading features and is surrounded by a free surface parking lot. The building earned LEED Gold certified from the U.S. Green Building Council, and was designed to create healthier environments, reduce operating costs and use energy more efficiently.

“We continue to attract medical and healthcare facilities to Maple Lawn based on the strong fundamentals of access to four major markets, healthy demographics surrounding the community and favorable amenities including shopping and dining options,” stated Sean Doordan, Senior Vice President, Leasing & Acquisitions for St. John Properties. “Kennedy Krieger is among the most recognized, respected and visible institutions in the medical community and their decision to expand a major facility to Maple Lawn speaks to the professional and aesthetic environment that has been cultivated throughout the mixed-use community.”

Maple Lawn is a mixed-use community that currently contains more than one million square feet of commercial office and Flex/R&D space, as well as medical buildings and retail uses in a “Main Street-style” environment. Companies that maintain operations in Maple Lawn include Cisco, DataTribe, NewDay USA, MagView, Mosaic Technologies, Raytheon Solipsys, and StratWealth. The retail component includes merchants such as Harris Teeter, Looney’s Pub, Lib’s Grill, Hudson Coastal, Ranazul, Ananda, and Sidamo Coffee & Tea. The newest addition, Galliano Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, opened within 8110 Maple Lawn Boulevard this summer. 150,000 square feet of retail space and 1,300 housing units are planned for the development.

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 20 million square feet of Flex/R&D, Office, Retail and Warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin. The company was named “2018 Developer of the Year” for the Nation by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.  For more information about the company, visit