The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is pleased to announce the sale of the former SSA Metro West Facility. Located on the northwestern edge of the Baltimore central business district (CBD) at 300 N. Greene Street, occupying approximately 11 acres, this complex offers an opportunity to revive an important link between west Baltimore and downtown. The large multi-parcel tract lends itself to endless redevelopment possibilities as a new economic anchor for the west quadrant of town.
The property is situated in the Westside neighborhood of Baltimore, adjacent to historic residential neighborhoods of Mount Vernon and Seton Hill; University Center, the academic, research, and institution center of the University of Maryland (UMB), University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland BioPark and VA Hospital; and the Central Business District.
Constructed in 1980 for the purposes of housing SSA’s Teleservices and Disability and Earnings and Wages Divisions, Metro West is configured as two separate structures – the North and South Buildings – linked by a two-story connecting wing that spans across West Mulberry Street. The facility’s main entrance is located on Greene Street, and features a four-story atrium lobby into the South Building. Secondary entrances are located on the south side of each building.
The South Building has five office floors over two levels of basement garage space. A tunnel under Mulberry Street connects the garage with the North Building. The North Building has four office levels over a two-level basement containing the loading docks and mailing facilities. There is also an eight-story tower over the main office levels, plus a two-level mechanical penthouse.
The Metro West facility features 410 garage parking spaces and surface parking for 108 cars. The facility sits on 10.77 acreages of land, which is zoned as B-5-1 for Central Commercial District.
The overall construction of the building is most similar to Class B office space in the local market. The building takes up a two block area and is bounded by W. Franklin Street to the north, W. Saratoga Street to the south, N. Greene Street to the east and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the west.