Avenue North – Mixed-Use Redevelopment
Avenue North is a mixed-use redevelopment of the former AstraZeneca North Campus that was originally envisioned as a 1.814 million square foot corporate
headquarters of the U.S. Operations of AstraZeneca. The Avenue North project will create approximately 1.84 million square feet of office, residential, retail, restaurant, and hotel and conference accommodations on the 72-acre campus located at the intersection of Concord Pike (US Route 202) and Powder Mill Road in Fairfax, Wilmington, Delaare for AstraZeneca, ChristianaCare, Solenis, and other future tenants.
The $400 million Avenue North mixed-use redevelopment will add about 113,275 square feet of office space to the existing 860,000 square feet. The project will create 360 apartments, a 12,000 square foot fitness center, 10,000 square foot day care facility, a 200-room hotel and conference center, and 45,000 square feet for restaurants and 182,753 for retail use. Phase I involved the construction of a structured, 7-story parking garage to serve the parking needs of current and future tenants. A stormwater channel restoration project that created a striking feature for the property was completed in September 2020.
Landmark was engaged to assist the Avenue North design team of Bernardon, EDiS, Tarabicos & Grosso, and Delle Donne & Associates in creating a development that would not only meet the criteria of the zoning classification, but would also provide the services that tenants need today to attract the talent for research and development in the biotech arena of tomorrow. The challenge for the mixed-use development was to create a mixture of uses within the site that would provide for the necessary amenities while maintaining the required reduction of single-occupancy vehicles during the AM and PM Peak Hours found in the Traffic Mitigation Agreement governing the original Corporate Office Campus.
Landmark performed all planning, surveying, environmental sciences, traffic studies, civil engineering and site design, as well as construction-phase services required by the owner for the Avenue North mixed-use development. The Land Development Plan was recorded with New Castle County in record time and required just one special-use permit for the parking garage and no variances. Landmark created phasing plans for the project that will allow new utilities, new roadways and new parking areas to be constructed while maintaining uses by the existing tenants.