Former Honeywell Manufacturing Site Becomes National Brownfield Model
March 18, 2015
Honeywell's extensive $110 million environmental cleanup of its former manufacturing site on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has paved the way for a vibrant, new sustainable community called Harbor Point. Harbor Point is already redefining city life and expanding the urban experience in Baltimore, Maryland. When completed, it will feature apartments, retail, and office space, as well as 9.5 acres of waterfront parks and a promenade along the water.
Recently, Honeywell Vice President for Global Real Estate Rick Kriva joined Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Harbor Point developer Michael Beatty, Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane, and other federal, state, and local officials to celebrate the construction of the second major office building at Harbor Point. The state-of-the art facility, which will house energy provider Exelon Corporation, features a 24-hour trading floor as part of the planned 350-foot tall, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold building.
Through the application of sound science and best practices in engineering, Honeywell worked under the supervision of federal and state regulators, and as a key member of the redevelopment team, to ensure that the property was safe for reuse. The project demonstrates that former manufacturing sites can be reclaimed for productive use, resulting in new jobs and community opportunity.
“Honeywell is proud of an extraordinary vision that has become a reality. The ongoing transformation of Harbor Point into an exciting neighborhood dedicated to job creation, smart growth, waterfront access, and economic progress is the result of a committed team, a sustainable vision, sound planning, science-driven remediation, and technical excellence. Harbor Point is a national model of successful brownfield redevelopment,” said Kriva at the event.
"Rising out of what was formerly a vacant, industrial brownfield, Harbor Point promises to be a vibrant and new transit-oriented and sustainable mixed-use development that provides a diversified mix of office, residential, and retail options for all city residents," said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. "The City of Baltimore is experiencing a renaissance and Harbor Point is just one of many examples throughout the city of this new birth."
Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Michael Beatty join from left to right: Robert E. Greaves, Associate Director, Environmental Protection Agency; Sharon Pinder, Director, Baltimore Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development; Michael Gill, Secretary of Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development; Honeywell's Rick Kriva; Barnett Carroll, President, Aegis Mechanical Corporation; Ben Grumbles, Acting Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment; and Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane.