Havre de Grace Readiness Center Celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
The Havre de Grace Readiness Center project celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, October 20th in Havre de Grace, MD. This Readiness Center is the first of many projects planned for the Havre de Grace Military Reservation to provide a modern campus to support the needs of the Maryland Army National Guard and the soldiers and citizens of Maryland. The $16.5M design-build facility replaces the Guard’s previous building, which was designed and built in 1924 as a clubhouse for the Havre de Grace Race Track and served as an armory since 1955. The new and modern facility houses the 1297th Combat Service Sustainment Battalion and 1729th Maintenance Company.
It is a one-story steel frame structure approximately 53,000 sf in size with a 3,000 sf unheated storage building and a 3,860 sf maintenance training bay. The facility includes multiple classrooms, a simulation training room, an industrial hygiene lab, Honor Guard storage and training space, unit heated storage with two class 5 arms vaults, an assembly hall, administrative spaces, and a full commercial kitchen. Exterior improvements included private vehicle parking, Anti-Terrorism Force Protection measures, and a military-operated-vehicle lot.
In addition to the military units, the Readiness Center provides space for the Maryland National Honor Guard team, the Reservation Manager and the National Guard Bureau Industrial Hygiene Group.
Members of the Harkins team with Maryland Department of General Services and 1297th Combat Service Sustainment Battalion and 1729th Maintenance Company.