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GSA Awards Contract for Middle River Station

GSA #10287

October 27, 2006
Contact: Maryanne Beatty (202) 501-1231
Maryanne.Beatty@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the sale of Middle River Station, the former historic World War II Glenn L. Martin Manufacturing plant, to the “Middle River Station Development, LLC” of Baltimore, Maryland for $37.5 million.  

“GSA is pleased to be able to make the contract award of this historic property to the Middle River Station Development LLC,” said David L. Winstead, GSA’s Commissioner for Public Buildings.  "A refurbished Middle River Station can be truly catalytic to local and regional development, which, in turn, will bring significant economic benefits for the area’s inhabitants."    

The former plant, located only 13 miles northeast of the city of Baltimore, sits on 50 acres strategically near several main transportation arteries and is near a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.  It is listed on the Maryland Historical Trust’s Register and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

GSA’s Office of Real Property Disposal managed the sale process of the Middle River Station.  For more information about GSA’s auction process or future sales, visit www.auctionrp.com or the home page at www.gsa.gov/realpropertydisposal.

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