New building will serve many needs First-floor use will change on the weekend.

Commerical real estate

April 10, 1991|By Kevin Thomas | Kevin Thomas,Evening Sun Staff

On weekdays, the new Padonia-York Building will offer office space and day care.

But by week's end, the building's first floor will convert from day care to banquet hall.

Principals in the new project, which is under construction on Padonia Road near York Road, say the combination of uses will meet a variety of community needs.

As planned, the first floor of the three-story structure will house a day-care center for children ages 2 to 5, while the second and third floors will be used as offices.

Also, the first-floor day care will be designed so that it can be converted to banquet facilities on weekends when the day-care facility is not in use. The banquet facility is aimed at providing space for the area's Persian community to socialize on weekends, said Amir Asghari, manager of the project.

Asghari said that the building, which is owned by Baltimore orthopedic surgeon Mohammad Zamani, has no tenants under contract now. Asghari added, however, that Zamani is also considering elderly day care on the building's two upper floors.

Asghari said that a survey conducted for Zamani by a consultant showed that the need for day care is high in the Cockeysville area.

Also, Asghari noted that a recent Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce survey showed there are about 125 day-care centers in the county, enrolling 5,100 children.

However, there are about 42,000 children under the age of 5 in the county, the survey concluded.

Fred Mirmiran, a partner in the civil engineering firm of Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, which acts as Zamani's agent on the project, said he hopes to lease the building's two upper floors to a business with a high concentration of female workers who would likely need a day-care center nearby.

The building, which will have 32,000 square feet of floor space, is expected to cost about $3 million and be finished by Dec. 1, 1991.

Nichols Architects was responsible for the design of the building, while Atlantic Builders Group Inc. is handling construction.

Trak Auto, a subsidiary of Dart Group Corp. of Landover, has recently leased 6,193 square feet of space for a new store in the Odenton Shopping Center in the 1100 block of Annapolis Road, KLNB Realtors, announced. Trak Auto has more than a dozen stores in the Baltimore area.


Jani-King, a commercial janitorial service, has leased 1,764 square feet of space in the 7600 block of Ridge Road in Hanover, according to Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services. The janitorial service, which employs seven workers, moved from its Parkway Drive in Baltimore.


Towson Marketing Group, sellers of water purification devices, has leased 2,118 square feet of office space in the 8300 block of Bellona Road in Towson, according to KLNB Realtors. The new office is an offshoot of Columbia Marketing Group in Columbia.

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