LANHAM, MD- Jackson-Shaw will begin development on AndrewsFederal Campus, now that it has gotten an equity infusion fromPhoenix Capital Partners and has secured its first occupant. Thelatter is the federal government, which last week purchased 12acres at the campus; an 80-acre business park located five milesfrom Washington, DC at the intersection of Suitland Parkway and theCapital Beltway here.

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The building, once developed, will house a function of theArchitect of the Capitol, Tom Aylward, vice president ofdevelopment with Jackson-Shaw, tells GlobeSt.com. Beyond that, theagency’s plans for the land are not clear--it still must go throughthe normal channels for requesting funds for the development and soon, says Aylward. “I can tell you that according to zoningregulations for the park, 12 acres will support a building in theneighborhood of 120,000 square feet.

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The park itself, at full build out, will support up to onemillion square feet of development for a total of $100 million.Jackson-Shaw is beginning the initial construction work with a $15million capitalization. It will clear and grade the site and addroads, utilities and a new access point at ForestvilleRoad.

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While initial capitalization for the development is $15 million,the company anticipates its total investment will be approximately$100 million. The site’s appeal is its proximity to the Joint BaseAndrews, which is benefiting from BRAC as well as general militaryactivities. Joint Base Andrews generates $2 billion annually, notesJim Estepp, president and CEO of the Andrews Business and CommunityAlliance. Andrews Federal Campus is being developed for companieswho are supporting industry, jobs or creating products andtechnology that require a nontraditional warehouse setting.

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