The Glaucoma Center Signs Lease With St. John Properties For New Location at Melford in Prince George’s County

BALTIMORE (July 27, 2015) – The Glaucoma Center has signed a lease with St. John Properties for 4,020 square feet of space at 17001 Science Drive, a single-story office building contained in Melford, a mixed-use business community located in Prince George’s County. The 466-acre project, situated at the intersection of US Route 50 and MD Route 3/301, contains twenty-four buildings comprising nearly one million square feet of office and R&D/flex space. Susan Homberg of St. John Properties represented the landlord and Todd Bosley of CBRE represented the tenant in this transaction.

Owned and operated by Alyson Hall, M.D. and founded in 2001, The Glaucoma Canter is focused on the care of glaucoma patients, and utilizes the complete spectrum of medical, laser and surgical treatments. The practice, which also operates a full-service office in the Annapolis area, is relocating its Prince George’s County location from the Bowie area to Melford.

The Glaucoma Center joins additional medical uses Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and Primary Pediatrics in the 30,450 square foot building at 17001 Science Drive at Melford. The building is surrounded by a surface lot providing free parking for visitors and employees and offers roadside visibility from Science Drive and Curie Drive.

“Melfold continues to experience strong demand from medical uses which are attracted to the business community due to its easy accessibility from US Route 50 and MD Route 3/301, the outstanding visibility of the buildings and its central location near an extremely dense population base,” said Richard Williamson, Senior Vice President, Leasing for St. John Properties. “The floorplates and design of 17001 Science Drive are conducive to medical uses that require extreme layout flexibility and patient access from the ground level. In addition, patients can drive up and park directly next to the building, which adds to the convenience of a medical visit.”

Melford has development capacity for approximately 2.2 million square feet of office space, more than 400,000 square feet of R&D/flex space and more than 64,000 square feet of complementary retail space. Up to three full-service hotels are planned for the business community. Melford is located approximately thirteen miles from Annapolis, twenty miles from Washington, D.C., and twenty-five miles from Baltimore and Columbia.

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 17 million square feet of R&D/flex, office, retail and warehouse space in Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit

For more information, contact:
Al Cunniff, Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.