Category: Surveying

John V. Mettee, IV joins Cecil County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

John V. Mettee, IV Appointed to Cecil County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

John V. Mettee, IVSenior Vice President and Director of Surveying, Mr. John V. Mettee, IV, is one of six new Board Members for Cecil County Chamber of Commerce.

As a lifelong Cecil County resident, John is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Cecil County through his role as a member of the Chamber’s board.

In addition to his role at Frederick Ward Associates, John is also an owner and operator of Tattoo Icons, a tattoo and piercing shop in Cecil County’s Perryville, MD. Tattoo Icons was established in 2012, and has quickly grown into one of the premier shops in the county.

As a graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy and the Core Leadership Program, John also sits on the board for the Harford Leadership Academy while simultaneously serving as the current Susquehanna Chapter Chair for the Maryland Society of Surveyors. Other industry-related groups and local non-profit organizations that John remains active in include NAIOP, ABC Baltimore, Maryland Center for the Arts, Boys and Girls Club, ULI, MBIA, and Habitat for Humanity.

John resides in Colora, MD with his wife, Jamila, and their five children. When not working or volunteering, John can be found crabbing on his boat, doing home improvement projects, or shopping for unique and fashionable outfits.

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Jack’s Small Engines

Jack’s Small Engines is one of the top digital sales companies for small engine pieces. The new e-commerce center features over 30,000 SF of space to cater to their constant flow of online orders through their website. The building now accommodates the volume of orders with loading docks, inventory expansion system, roller conveyor system with package sorting and a state of the art fitness center for employees. Jack’s is looking to expand in the future, while keeping the business locally in Harford County.

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Frederick Ward Associates Mitchel Prop East Gate 2

Eastgate

Eastgate Industrial Park will consists of three buildings on a 243 acre site for a total of 2.5 million SF between the Amtrak rail line and the Aberdeen Proving Ground security fence. Phase 1 includes the development of a 656,800 SF Class A cross dock distribution center located at 1100 Woodley Road and a two mile extension of Woodley Road and associated public utilities to connect to Route 715 in the future. Eastgate is expected to bring up to 2,000 new jobs to the area.

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Frederick Ward Associates Blue Office Building

Seasons of Bel Air Clubhouse

The new Seasons of Bel Air Clubhouse serves as a gathering area for the members in the multi-family community. Residents can take advantage of the fitness room, pool with grilling area and patio, kitchen, lounge area and game room. The staff also has a new fully functional office area to meet with residents, both current and potential, to discuss the community and answer any questions.

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Frederick Ward Associates Spartan Surfaces

Spartan Surfaces

The 43,000 SF former Aegis Building in downtown Bel Air was transformed to a contemporary space to provide a headquarters for Spartan Surfaces, incorporating their brand and products in their work place. The revitalization of the existing space was designed and constructed by local firms and brings long term employment opportunities to the community. When the renovation completed, Spartan Sports and Wellness was added to the basement, a state of the art training facility complete with a golf simulator. The gym serves the greater community and specifically student athletes in group training sessions.

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Mid Atlantic Distribution Center Copy

A winner of the 2014 Maryland NAIOP Best Industrial Park and Best LEED Warehouse for Building B, the fully leased Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center is another FWA success.  The 2 million square foot complex on 130 acres located in Perryman, Maryland current houses Bob’s Furniture, Electrolux and Sephora distribution facilities.  Both a benefit to the site and a challenge for design, the nearly flat property was engineered to meet the user’s loading dock requirements while meeting drainage and stormwater management standards for over 100 acres of impervious area.

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Reckord Armory / Frederick Y Ward Park

The Frederick Ward Park at the Reckord Armory is clearly our favorite project and its design exemplifies FWA’s commitment to community.  The Reckord Armory, located in downtown Bel Air, serves as a hub for concerts and community events.  The Frederick Ward Park was added to the Armory complex in 2009 to provide a supplemental outdoor venue for local gatherings.  FWA’s architects and landscaping design team created a first class space for all to enjoy and IMARK builders constructed the project.

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Carroll Island Wetland Mitigation

FWA relocated wetland areas to compensate for existing wetland areas being disturbed as part of the U.S. Army’s JLENS surveillance project within the Edgewood section of APG. Two distinct areas will be excavated into shallow depressions that will bring the land surface down to the average water table level of the area. These depressions will be graded into various elevations to replicate three different wetland zones:  emergent, shrub/scrub and forested. The plantings will be maintained in perpetuity and are expected to propagate and thrive on their own.

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Festival of Bel Air

The Festival of Bel Air is a hugely successful commercial development located between Rt. 924 and Rt. 24 in Bel Air, Maryland. The site consists of an approximately 38 acre parcel with six buildings totaling in about 430,000 square feet. FWA was involved in the planning of the site in 1993 and has provided multiple ALTA/ASCM survey updates over the years as the development has refinanced or made changes. The most recent update was completed in 2014. 

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