A banner, covering the entire height of the parking garage in Merriweather District, was installed on Wednesday August 24, announcing a new 16-story, 250-foot tall Class A office building to be built in Downtown Columbia and delivering in 2025. The building, 6300 MERRIWEATHER, will be located in the surface parking lot between 6100 Merriweather (the "tenable" building), Juniper, Busboys & Poets, and the aforementioned parking garage.
The QR code on this banner leads to an 11-page brochure containing facts, renderings, and marketing descriptions.
Quick Facts from the brochure:
Sustainability Goal: LEED Platinum
Height: 250 feet
Total Rentable Building Area: 271,300 SF
Office Floors: 14
Office Rentable Building Area: 243,200 SF
Average Floor Plate: 22,810 SF
Description from the brochure:
6300 MERRIWEATHER is coming to Merriweather District in Downtown Columbia. Designed by world-renowned architect, KPF, and developed by master-developer, The Howard Hughes Corporation, 6300 MERRIWEATHER blends international design into the bucolic landscape of Downtown Columbia. Nestled into the fabric of the diverse retail offerings of the Merriweather District, 6300 MERRIWEATHER is redrawing the backdrop of the popular Merriweather Post Pavilion. The building’s prominent stature lends incredible branding opportunities and unmatched views of the entire region. Designed with raw, recycled materials creating a sophisticated “tree house” look, 6300 MERRIWEATHER’s design and architecture pays homage to the wooded landscape. 6300 MERRIWEATHER captures the essence of the future of office – a building that instills corporate pride, provides an inspiring workplace, and offers employees immediate access to highly concentrated, dynamic destination retail.
6300 MERRIWEATHER features Class-A building amenities that your employees will never want to leave, including a 2-story lobby with a wine bar, a rooftop terrace overlooking vast greenery, and 2-story sky terraces on select floors, providing employees access to engaging indoor and outdoor spaces designed to foster collaboration.
Subsequent pages of the brochure go on to describe the amenities, sustainability plans (the building is targeting LEED Platinum), possible floor plans, the Merriweather District and surrounding area, the community and location.
The ground floor of the office building will add approximately 28,000 sqft of new retail space in Merriweather District, across from The Charmery on Valencia Lane.
The brochure also reveals the first retail tenant coming to Marlow (more on that in another post!) and is written as if a proposed new spur off the US-29N off-ramp that would provide direct access into Merriweather District will be built before this opens in 2025.
Commercial office space like this is part of the Downtown Columbia Plan, as amended which establishes a 30-year master plan for the revitalization and redevelopment of Downtown Columbia. Like all new buildings subject to New Town Zoning in Columbia, the plans for 6300 Merriweather will need to be presented to the Howard County Planning Board.
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