Warfield Buys Historic 91-Acre Site Near Baltimore for Mixed-Use Redevelopment
SYKESVILLE, MD. — Warfield Cos. has acquired a 91-acre site in Sykesville, roughly 25 miles northwest of Baltimore, with plans deliver a new mixed-use project. Upon completion, the former site of the Springfield Hospital Center will include 600,000 square feet of office, light industrial and retail space, as well as roughly 180 residential units, a full-service hotel and a 27-acre town park. The site, which will be rebranded “Warfield at Historic Sykesville,” includes 12 buildings that were constructed in the early 20th century. The buildings carry historical designations from the National Park Service and Maryland Historical Trust. Three of the buildings are restored and leased to Nexion Health, Zeteo Tech and The Carroll County Dance Center. The remaining nine buildings will be rehabilitated and repurposed for future users, owners and tenants. Construction and restoration activities are scheduled to begin in a few weeks on the first speculative office building. Groundbreaking for the first phase of new construction, a 145-unit townhome project, is expected to begin this month, with completion slated for early 2019. Elm Street Development is developing the townhome portion of the project. Dennis Boyle of Lee & Associates is handling the leasing assignment for the project’s commercial, retail and hospitality components.