New and Expanding Projects

Army Reserves Center

This 90,000-square-foot project will consolidate three existing Maryland Army Reserves locations on a 15-acre campus. Used for Army Reserves training and day-to-day activities, it will also house a vehicle maintenance shop and a recruitment and retention office. The Reserves Center will create 60 to 70 full-time jobs and stimulate spending at hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments.

CPV St. Charles Energy Center

CPV St. Charles is the County's largest economic development project in decades. This innovative facility is one of the cleanest natural gas-fired power plants in the nation, generating enough electricity to power roughly 700,000 homes. This $750 million dollar project resulted in 400 construction jobs and 22 permanent jobs. A development agreement with the county includes a long-term payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) which when combined with grey water sales and other fees exceeds $100 million in revenue to the county over 20 years.

Maryland Airport

Located four miles east of Indian Head’s central business district, it’s the closest airport to Washington, DC that can accommodate corporate and private jets without TSA presence. The airport’s master plan aims to extend its current 3,800-foot paved runway to a 4,300-foot-by-75-foot asphalt runway. Additional development plans within the adjacent properties include an international pilot training school, an air rescue training base, an international aviation exchange center, and other commercial uses.

NAMMO

In 2017, the NSWC Indian Head EDO Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) signed a public-private partnership agreement with NAMMO Energetics Indian Head.

NAMMO Energetics is the American subsidiary of an international aerospace and defense company headquartered in Norway and is one of the world's leading providers of ammunition and rocket engines for both military and civilian customers. This agreement allows NAMMO Energetics to manufacture munitions and rocket motors on the base, where it will construct new facilities and partner with NSWC talent.

The NAMMO Energetics Indian Head project is the largest job creator in Charles County in the past decade.

Charles County renewed its 2016 incentives agreement with the Maryland Department of Commerce and NAMMO Energetics Indian Head in February 2018, leveraging up to $60,000 of county funds to secure a commitment of $600,000 in Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund monies.

In 2018, NAMMO Energetics Indian Head relocated their former headquarters in Northern Virginia to Charles County and are currently operating in a temporary leased space in Waldorf. The company is acquiring a site in the Town of Indian Head to construct their permanent corporate headquarters and administrative offices. They are currently obtaining approvals for construction.

NAMMO Energetics Indian Head has committed to creating 162 new full-time, high-paying jobs for the manufacturing operations. 

The firm will invest approximately $27 million dollars in the project, consisting of approximately $21 million dollars for construction and $6 million dollars for equipment to support its on-base manufacturing.

Maryland Center for Addictions Treatment

This national chain of addiction treatment centers completed a $16 million dollar renovation on an existing space, increasing square footage approximately by 50% to 90,000-square-feet. The center opened for business in March20 18.

To date, Maryland Center for Addictions Treatment has created more than 80 new jobs with average salaries exceeding $50,000 annually. The 150-bed, state-of-the-art facility offers a full continuum of care on a single campus.

St. Charles Communities

St. Charles is a 9,100-acre master-planned community that blends office, retail, industrial, and residential community development.

St. Charles includes 3.3-million-square-feet of retail, office, and industrial space on approximately 1,000 acres. Most of the industrial buildings are located in four business parks comprising over 1.5-million-square-feet of industrial space.

St. Charles is comprised of five villages and is approved for nearly 25,000 residential units. Lennar Corporation, the country's second largest homebuilder, will develop 2,400 acres of land for up to 7,000 entitled residential home sites.

Waldorf Station

Waldorf Station is an open air, mixed-use development located at the intersection of US Route 301 and Maryland Route 5. Once complete, Waldorf Station will feature
500,000-square-feet of commercial and retail space, 700 town homes, and 100 apartments that blend entertainment and easy living.

A significant roadway extension approved by the Charles County Board of Commissioners for Waldorf Station will allow for seamless ease of access.

The White Plains Corporate Center

The White Plains Corporate Center office park features some of the highest quality office space in the County. Born of a public private partnership, the center houses five buildings with desirable amenities.

The fifth building is a new $10 million dollar Class-A office building, designed with features appealing to health service providers, a key industry within the County.

The new 60,000-square-foot, three-story office building is among the largest office buildings in the County and is the first solar-powered Class A building in Southern Maryland. To date, the building is roughly 70% fully leased.

While spaces in the corporate center are in great demand, the business park has a shovel-ready site for a one-story building, up to 24,000-square-feet in size.

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