Baltimore’s Planit is moving from the Inner Harbor to new office space in the burgeoning Key Highway business district. Co-founders Matt Doud and Ed Callahan signed a lease for a nearly 30,000-square-foot office located at 1414 Key Highway. The agency plans to renovate the historic space, originally the Syrup KING Molasses building built in 1919, with a custom design in time for an April 2016 move.
“We’re experiencing tremendous growth as an agency and it was time to find a larger space to accommodate our people…a space we can call our own that better reflects the intensely creative and collaborative way we work,” stated Doud, president of Planit, in a release. “This is a great opportunity for us to build our own unique presence in one of the most exciting parts of the city — a presence that represents the bold passion of Planit and our commitment to remaining in downtown Baltimore.”
“It is always wonderful news when an award-winning company such as Planit recommits itself to our city through expansion, new investment and job creation,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “As part of Baltimore City’s diverse corporate community, I congratulate them on their continuing growth.”
The agency has been at 500 E. Pratt St. since 2005, when the agency moved from the Power Plant Building on Pratt Street.
The agency said it has partnered with Southway Builders and Gensler & Associates to design a space that provides a customized, innovative work environment for its 100 employees. The building will include space for future expansion, as the company expects double-digit growth in 2016 and beyond. It will be a total contrast from what Planit has occupied in the past — a distinct differentiator being a retail component that will be announced in the near future. The agency plans to invest approximately $5 million in the project.