Comcast to move 140 suburban office workers to South Baltimore

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Big Cable is coming to the home of The Wire.

Comcast is reportedly set to lease more than 28,000 square feet at the McHenry Row development in South Baltimore, local paper the Baltimore Sun reports, citing the developer as the source.  

The paper said Comcast, which employs around 1,000 workers in the Baltimore area, is going to relocate next year 140 workers from a regional office in the suburb of White Marsh, located in the northeastern part of the County of Baltimore. 

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"I didn't believe they would do it, but they did," Joseph P. Nolan, a principal at NAI KLNB real estate, told the paper.

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Comcast reps didn’t immediately comment for FierceCable. Local PR rep Eliza Findlay, meanwhile, would only say that the MSO is still working on plans for the new office. 

The Sun named local companies Mindgrub and Maryland Auto Insurance Fund as other firms that have relocated from the outlying portions of the county to the South Baltimore development. 

Developer Sapperstein said the migration is part of an ongoing corporate real estate trend, with companies seeking gentrification of downtown spaces to accommodate the increasingly urban taste of younger workers. 

For its part, Comcast’s tenancy will render the 215,000 square feet of office space within the McHenry Row Banner Building full leased. This is a former headquarters and warehouse for Phillips Seafood. The 20-acre site also includes 250 apartment units, with 224 currently under construction.

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