Visiting Nurse Association will move to city-owned business park


The Visiting Nurse Association of Baltimore will move its base of operations next month from downtown to the city-owned Seton Business Park.

The 96-year-old non-profit health-care organization, which provides home health care for people so they don't have to be in a hospital, this month leased 27,000 square feet inside the former Jiffy Lube Corp. headquarters at 6000 Metro Drive in the business park.

From July 10 to July 15, the organization will be moving about 150 employees from three locations: 525 St. Paul Place, 4367 Hollins Ferry Road and 1730 Merritt Blvd. It will continue to maintain separate offices in Howard and Harford counties.

Ronald DeCarlo, vice president of finance for the association, said that officials considered sites in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. He said that they settled on Seton Business Park because it is close to a high percentage of the group's patients, provided adequate space for office consolidation and offered good access to parking.

Manekin Corp. represented the Visiting Nurse Association in lease negotiations, and Casey & Associates represented the landlord, Mr. DeCarlo said.


The Staples office supply chain and the owners of the Senator Theatre plan to break ground this week on Staples' fourth facility in the Baltimore area, a one-story, 17,000-square-foot "superstore" at 5835 York Road. The land is part of a three-acre parcel that a

group headed by Thomas Kiefaber and J. Hollis B. Albert III acquired when they bought the Senator Theatre from Durkee Enterprises in 1988. Wes Burton of Burton and Associates is the designer and Lawrence Construction Co. is the contractor for the project, which is scheduled to be completed by early September.

Mr. Kiefaber and Mr. Albert also are seeking preliminary approval from Baltimore's Design Advisory Panel to open "Nibble & Clink," a 1930s vintage diner that they plan to refurbish and move across from the theater at 5837-5839 York Road. Burton and Associates is the designer for that project as well.

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