Today, enthusiasm commanded the emotions of more than 100 individuals who gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Kaiser Permanente’s New Carrollton Administration building.
As we announced in the spring, Kaiser Permanente will be the anchor tenant in the 176,000 square-foot facility. About 850 Kaiser Permanente employees will move into the new space when it’s finished in late 2018.
“This is – and has always been – a bold and ambitious project that has required a lot of partnership, perseverance and hard work,” said Kim Horn, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
The building will be a welcomed addition for many Mid-Atlantic Kaiser Permanente employees.
“What I love so much about the plans for this facility is how completely they embody our vision of what it means to Thrive and be healthy. Our 850 employees who will work out of this building will benefit walkable surroundings; easy Metro, MARC and Amtrak access; state-of-the-art work station with standing desks; a modern fitness center; on-site healthy dining options; and environmentally friendly design—which is critically important to us at Kaiser Permanente. In addition, employees will be situated in the middle of what is becoming an increasingly vibrant, mixed-use environment that will include all sorts of retail and residential options, as well as a community park,” said Horn.
Horn went on to discuss the importance of this investment to the future of Prince George’s County, saying “We at Kaiser Permanente are so proud to be part of the growth of this region and of Prince George’s County. We are committed to making a real, meaningful difference for this region and for Prince George’s County and those who live and work here.”
Horn was joined by leaders from Kaiser Permanente, local government, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and the building’s developer, Urban Atlantic for this momentous event.
Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County’s County Executive, shared Kim Horn’s enthusiasm. He thanked Kaiser Permanente for our investment in Prince George’s County and told the crowd that it will be instrumental in making New Carrollton an economic engine for the region and a place where people can live, work and play.
During the ceremony, Lorena Gonzalez, director of Real Estate for Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, was given an award for her hard work and dedication to making this project a reality.
The majority of the building space will be occupied by administrative and IT employees from Silver Spring and employees from Regional Office. Employees and teams have been notified or will be notified if they will be working from the new office space.