Avenue North Parking Garage
Avenue North is a mixed-use redevelopment of the former AstraZeneca North Campus. Originally envisioned as a 1.814 million square foot corporate head headquarters of the U.S. Operations of AstraZeneca, the 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, Delaware for AstraZeneca, ChristianaCare, Solenis, and other future tenants.
Phase I of the $400 million development involved the construction of a structured, 7-story parking garage to serve the parking needs of current and future tenants. The project will add about 113,275 square feet of office space to the existing 860,000 square feet. It will also 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.
Landmark was engaged to assist the 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.
Landmark performed all planning, surveying, environmental, traffic studies, civil engineering and site design, as well as construction-phase services required by the owner for the development of this project. 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. The phasing plans we created for the project will allow new utilities, new roadways and new parking areas to be constructed while maintaining uses by the existing tenants.