If you've traveled the 95 corridor outside of Baltimore, you've most likely seen a large water tower that has “McHenry Row” imprinted on the side. Currently in progress in Locust Point, McHenry Row is a $120 million redevelopment of the former Chesapeake Paperboard Co. site along Key Highway. When completed, it will include 250 apartments, 65,000 square feet of office space, and 130,000 square feet of retail space. Such businesses that have already committed to being part of McHenry Row include Harris Teeter, PNC, Verizon Wireless, Dunkin' Donuts and the Green Turtle.
While this new development has been energizing for the community, the professionals in the New Construction Division at Blue Dot Services have been diligently working to ensure success. "We will have over two dozen men working daily, on-site and in our office, focused on project management and the installation of 132 heating and cooling systems. We want to make sure every detail is accounted for," says Bill Schaare, Blue Dot’s lead Project Manager for McHenry Row. Blue Dot was the commercial HVAC contractor selected by Kinsley Construction to install heating and cooling systems in all 132 apartments of the West Residential Tower, set to start leasing in Summer 2011.
In addition, Blue Dot will be installing the core distribution mechanical system for the entire six-floor building, as well as the clothes dryer exhaust system. Kinsley Construction selected Blue Dot Services for the project from a variety of other commercial HVAC firms in early January. Blue Dot has had past success with Kinsley Construction during other projects, such as a clean room in Becton Dickinson's facility in Sparks, Maryland.
"We are extremely excited to be part of this rebirth for downtown Baltimore. Our entire division is working together to make sure every aspect of the project is managed and executed properly, and we are anxious to see the end result," says Chris Elder, President of Commercial Projects at Blue Dot Services.
Blue Dot has completed multiple sustainable building projects of this magnitude. Some recent projects include plumbing installation for the new Wegman's in Bel Air, Maryland; more efficient commercial HVAC design and installation for the National Federation of the Blind; LEED certified design/build for all mechanical and plumbing systems, as well as building automation, in the Annapolis Rec Center; and all mechanical and plumbing design/build work for Infinity Radio.
To learn more about the commercial HVAC, building automation and sustainable building services Blue Dot provides, please visit www.bluedotcommercial.com or call 410.803.4200.