The Baltimore Sun Signs Lease for 15,600 Square Feet of Space With St. John Properties at Arundel Overlook

BALTIMORE, MD (April 18, 2007) – The Baltimore Sun has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 15,600 square feet of space at 921 Mercantile Drive, which is contained in Arundel Overlook, a 68-acre mixed-use community in Anne Arundel County. The project is situated near the intersection of Dorsey Run Road and Airport 100 Way, and is adjacent to Arundel Mills Mall. The Sun anticipates taking occupancy of the space in early May.

The building will be used by The Baltimore Sun as a distribution and warehouse facility for the storage and dissemination of newspapers primarily throughout the Anne Arundel County region. Arundel Overlook is located approximately two miles from BWI Airport, thirteen miles from downtown Baltimore and fifteen miles from Annapolis.

“Arundel Overlook’s close proximity near the intersection of MD Route 295 and MD Route 100 makes it an ideal choice by The Baltimore Sun to house its new distribution facility,” explained Jerry Wit, Senior Vice President – Marketing for St. John Properties, Inc. “The Sun needed a centrally-located building that provided easy access from its downtown printing operation, while also offering a spot that would allow for the rapid delivery of newspapers to the central Maryland area on a daily basis,” he added.

Upon completion, Arundel Overlook will contain eight flex/office buildings totaling more than 313,000 square feet of space.

St. John Properties is a full-service real estate development company that has constructed and manages nearly 13 million square feet of space throughout Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Virginia and Wisconsin. Founded in 1971 as MIE Properties, Inc., additional information about St. John Properties, Inc. can be accessed at

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Contact: Larry Lichtenauer, Lawrence Howard & Associates, Inc.