New Home Base for Baltimore City Safety Complex

New Home Base for Baltimore City Safety Complex

April 21, 2021 – The notable, red brick building at 501 North Calvert Street, formerly the Baltimore Sun headquarters, will serve a new purpose. Developed by Atapco Properties, this space is now home to the Baltimore City Safety Complex.

Plano-Coudon provided general contracting services to renovate 122,833 sq ft of the existing, 6-story structure. The refreshing process involved ground and first-floor lobby renovations and reconfiguring existing, third-floor office layouts. The work included non-structural partitions; ceilings; and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing modifications.

The project team delivered the Baltimore City Safety Complex in a timely fashion, ensuring that several public safety departments were transitioned into their new space quickly while minimizing disruption to critical operations.

“Atapco is pleased that the second life of this historic building has begun. We are very excited to welcome the various city agencies that will call this place home and are proud to contribute to a much-needed modernization of Baltimore’s public safety assets,” says Shannon Bosley, who managed the renovation on behalf of Atapco Properties.

The Baltimore Sun had operated since 1950 in this location and is a staple to the people of Baltimore. Although repurposed, the building retains its significance to the city. In 2021, the new Baltimore City Safety Complex will allow departments to serve the surrounding community from a modernized facility with an improved work environment and daily operations.

Plano-Coudon would like to extend appreciation to a few of our subcontractors who were diligent in their work and timeliness: DEL Electric, Avena Contracting, Bomark Electric, and Precision Doors & Hardware.


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