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Bozzuto Construction Company Named General Contractor for Baltimore City’s Rotunda Redevelopment Project

September 18, 2013

The Rotunda is now the Largest Construction Project in the City of Baltimore

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Feature Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

(GREENBELT, MD) – September 18, 2013 – Bozzuto Construction Company, a division of The Bozzuto Group, announced today that it has been named general contractor for Hekemian and Co.’s The Rotunda – a $100 million redevelopment project – the largest construction project in Baltimore City. 

The project team will be joined at the site today at 11:00 a.m. by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for an official groundbreaking ceremony. 

“Today we break ground on what we know is a property that is a sentimental favorite to the people of this neighborhood and to Baltimore City,” said Chris Bell, vice president, Hekemian & Co.  “We are excited to be a part of this transformation and look forward to revitalizing this iconic property into a vibrant, contemporary mixed-use destination that will again be the gathering place it had once been.”

“We are honored that Hekemian selected us for a project of such magnitude and importance,” said Mike Schlegel, president, Bozzuto Construction Company.  “Given our knowledge of Baltimore’s growing real estate and retail market, and our 25 years of experience in diverse product types, we are confident that we bring the right mix of skill and expertise to the project.”

Construction began in September 2013 with parking relocation and renovation of the existing Rotunda retailers. November 1, 2013 will mark the beginning of the new construction phase, with anticipated completion in late 2015.

The Rotunda’s redesign plan includes 379 residential units, 152,000 square foot of retail space, 140,000 square foot of office space, an eight-story parking garage with 913 structured parking spaces and an additional 100 surface spaces. 

Rite Aid and the Rotunda Theaters, as well as the nearly 60 office tenants in the Rotunda will remain open for business as usual during construction.

For more information on the project, visit www.rotundabaltimore.com. For the latest construction updates, follow The Rotunda on Facebook (www.facebook.com/grandrotunda) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/GrandRotunda).

About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 25th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company's areas of expertise lie in homebuilding and multifamily development, as well as construction and management both for themselves and their clients. Their skills have been attested to by the National Association of Home Builders, who recognized Bozzuto as the nation’s premier apartment development company, and twice as management company of the year.

Throughout The Bozzuto Group’s 25-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 35,000 homes and apartments and currently manages nearly 40,000 apartment units spread along the Atlantic Coast between Northern Virginia and Boston. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit www.bozzuto.com.

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