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Construction to begin at new Social Security Administration complex in Reisterstown (access required)

Construction is expected to begin at a $150 million Social Security Administration complex after a ceremonial groundbreaking set for Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. More than 1,600 federal employees are expected to work at the site, at 6100 Wabash Ave., once it opens. The transit-oriented building will be built on state-owned property directly across from the Reisterstown Plaza Metro Station. JBG Companies of Chevy Chase was selected in 2010 to design and develop the project. The new complex will replace the aged SSA Metro West facility at 300 N. Greene St. that opened on the city’s Westside more than 30 years ago. Federal officials have said they plan to sell the building once the employees transfer to the new location. Clark Construction of Bethesda will be the general contractor. The new complex will encompass more than 11 acres and result in 538,000 square feet of office space and 1,076 parking spaces. Expected to help in the groundbreaking are Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, SSA Commissioner Michael J. Astrue and Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector. ***** St. John Properties Inc. has broken ground on a fourth building at the successful Liberty Exchange complex west of Eldersburg near Randallstown. The building will be part of a planned 215,000-square-foot mixed-use space on Liberty Road near the intersection of Routes 32 and 26 in Carroll County that when complete will total 10 buildings. St. John’s newest addition will be a single-story, 25,000-square-foot structure, near the company’s other existing spaces: a 16,645 square-foot-retail space, a 25,000-square-foot office building and a 61,000-square-foot research and development-flex space project.


  1. Dear heaven. This is embarrassing.

    There is no Reisterstown metro station. There is no Social Security complex in Reisterstown. Confirming this would have taken 15 seconds. Everybody who has ever taken the Baltimore Metro knows it ends at Owings Mills, well south of Reisterstown.

    Reisterstown Plaza Station is on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore, south of Pikesville, 11 miles from Reisterstown. 6100 Wabash Avenue, the address cited in the story, is in NW Baltimore by about a half a mile or more. Googling the address would have made this clear.

    The fact that the Mayor and City Council rep for Baltimore City, not for distant Reisterstown, were present should have pointed this out. I don’t mean to be cruel, but this whopper makes the paper look like it’s published not in Baltimore but in San Diego or El Paso.

  2. We have made the Metro station name more clear. Thanks for pointing that out.

  3. i hope the contractors that are selected for the job will use local people not out of town people. Please see that you put city people to work. Thanks

  4. i agree John taxpayer monies should go to the people who live ,work & spend here

  5. Bruce Godfrey – you are WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY wrong. The story is 1 million percent accurate when it describes location and proximity to the Reisterstown Plaza subway station. I happen to live within walking distance to both and have been a regular rider of that particular station for years!!! Reisterstown Plaza Subway Station IS ON Wabash Avenue at Patterson Avenue. The new SSA building is being built directly across the street from this subway station on Wabash Avenue.

    Not only is the new complex literally across the street from the actual subway tracks but the parking lot for the soon to be completed complex literally butts up against the parking lot for the subway and its commuters. Meaning you don’t even have to walk cross the street to catch the train; you can simply walk across the adjoining sidewalk and take the SKY WALK across to the very much 20yr old (if not older) Reisterstown Plaza Station. Which is about two stops >>>>BEFORE<<<< you reach the end of the line. But you are correct…the end of the line is Owings Mills Station.