“No one really knows when or even if NOAA will be able to move in”

That was Kurt Stout, SVP with Grubb & Ellis’ Government Services Group talking to GlobeSt.com about National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) moving from its current home in Suitland, MD to UMD’s M-Square Research Park. Evidently things are so up in the air that NOAA went ahead and extended its lease at its current 137,000 square-foot facility for at least another few years.

The primary developer Opus East is suing the General Services Administration and has also gone bankrupt in the process. This leaves the NOAA building 80% complete on the outside and 50% on the inside.  The GSA is working to complete the structure however we do not have a completion date. Check out a post we did on the project’s green features over three years ago.
The difficulty of getting this project completed once again proves a favorite saying of Maryland Alum Kermit the Frog: “It ain’t easy being green.”
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