Aviation Station

Taking Flight Towards a Cohesive Future.

Just because something is old doesn’t mean it’s outlived its usefulness. Formerly known as the Middle River Depot, Aviation Station is a two-story, 1.92 million square-foot facility on 65 acres at the intersection of MD-Route 43 and Eastern Boulevard. Originally built to accommodate the engineering and manufacturing of aircraft, the property had been vacant for many years when it caught the attention of Blue Ocean.

At nearly 2 million square feet, the facility is slated to become one of the largest Real Estate Opportunity Zone developments in the Mid-Atlantic and is expected to spur economic development and create thousands of jobs. A MARC train station is located within a couple hundred yards of the property, creating a transit-oriented and sustainable commercial real estate development that is rare in Baltimore County.

Leasing Opportunities

We invite you to realize your business’s vision inside ours. Aviation Station offers a unique leasing opportunity in a one-of-a-kind space with deep historical roots and a creative vision for the future.

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Aviation Station, previously known as Middle River Depot, was originally commissioned in 1929 by aviation pioneer Glenn Martin and designed by famed architect Albert Kahn and Associates. Within this massive facility, the Glenn L. Martin Company (predecessor to Martin Marrieta and Lockheed Martin) designed more than 85 different aircraft, including the Martin B-26 Marauder bomber. Many airplanes produced here were outfitted with unprecedented innovations, including gun turrets, retractable landing gear, and rotating bomb bays.

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The Vision

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century and the great commercial building boom of the 20th century left behind thousands of large, masonry buildings across the US. These buildings were eventually abandoned and, in many cases, torn down.

Generations later, these grand, old structures are being repurposed to create modern, functional spaces through “Adaptive Reuse.” Adaptive Reuse is the process of repurposing buildings that have outlived their original purpose for new uses or functions while retaining their historic features.

Blue Ocean, in contracting to purchase this property, understands there is immense opportunity and potential in blending the deep history of this site with its seemingly unlimited future potential. The Vision for this property is twofold:

Re-purposing the existing improvements to facilitate the needs of modern commerce and create new life on the unimproved acres.

Keeping its fascinating history at the forefront, we are currently curating a complementary array of retail, dining, shopping, sports, leisure, and office clients to serve the tenants, residents, and patrons who live, work, and play in the area.

Vital Statistics:

  • 65 Acres +/-
  • 2,000,000 +/- square feet on two levels
  • 2,000 parking spaces
  • Two signalized intersections