Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG and the Department of Economic Development held a ribbon cutting at Patuxent Business Park(PBP) on Tuesday afternoon. Dominion showcased the approximately 52,000 sq ft building, with 42,000 feet of warehouse space and 10,000 feet of office, conference, and meeting rooms, with a portion upstairs left unfinished at this time. In the back of the building there is an outdoor storage yard. The cost of the building was approximately $9-$10 million, according to Mike Gardner, Manager LNG Operations.
Attending the ribbon cutting and tour were Calvert County Commissioners Tom Hejl, Pat Nutter, Steve Weems and Evan Slaughenhoupt, and former Commissioner Susan Shaw. Also attending were Delegates Deb Rey and Jerry Clark, County Attorney John Norris, County Administrator Terry Shannon, Deputy Administrator Wilson Parran, Director of Economic Development Linda Vassallo and Dr Richard Fleming, Vice President, Dean of CSM Prince Frederick.
Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Business Center was built on 8.3 acres. Patuxent Business Park is a 92 acre business campus that will accommodate Class A office and flex space. The park was created in 2002 through a partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce, Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) and the Calvert Board of County Commissioners.
Mike Gardner, Manager LNG Operations, and Tony Richardson, Plant Engineer, Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, planned and designed the warehouse/office building. They knew what was needed and made sure the needs were incorporated into the planning process. Before heading out for the tour, Mike Gardner reminded everyone about safety while touring.
Calvert County Commissioner President Tom Hejl offered congratulations to Dominion for locating in the park and reminded those in attendance that MEDCO owns the park. Delegate Jerry Clark said that Dominion has been a good partner. He hoped that the Dominion building will kick start development in the industrial park.
“Patuxent Business Park is an excellent location for our new warehouse and office space,” said Mike Frederick, Vice President of LNG Operations for Dominion Energy Cove Point. “It meets our needs for a nearby location with easy access to Route 2/4. The project will further strengthen our ties with the Southern Maryland community. We support many activities in the area. We started moving equipment in to the center on December 31, 2016.” Commissioner President Tom Hejl presented Mike Frederick with a framed certificate to hang on the wall.
The tour showcased the wonderful execution of the plans, bringing to fruition a beautiful integration of warehouse and meeting rooms, office spaces and even a kitchen. What a nice asset to Calvert County’s landscape. Everyone was invited to remain and partake of refreshments.
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Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon