Greenberg Gibbons’ vision for the ambitious 33-acre, $500 million Annapolis Towne Centre project was to create a unique lifestyle destination, stimulate community revitalization and preserve the region’s environmental assets. Although many in the region said it could not be done, and several developers had tried before, the Annapolis Towne Centre surpassed that vision when it opened on Oct. 12.
The largest mixed-use project in its region, Annapolis Towne Centre is creating nearly 3,000 new jobs and a $77 million increase in employee compensation. The project includes a park, green space and a pedestrian walkway that runs the parameter of the site.
Before construction began, Greenberg Gibbons went well beyond Maryland’s requirements and invested $6 million to clean up long-standing environmental issues at the site. Greenberg Gibbons was credited by elected officials with implementing the most comprehensive, technologically advanced stormwater-management system in county history.
Waterfront Station is a major urban, mixed-use infill project within the District of Columbia. On site is an existing MetroRail station, and the redevelopment project will include the restoration of 4th Street S.W. through the site—which had been severed by the development of the original Waterside Mall in the late 1960s.
The street restoration will create much-improved street visibility for retailers, as opposed to the former enclosed-mall design.