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Abaco Expanding to Redstone Gateway

Abaco Systems, a manufacturer of embedded computing solutions, is the latest company to join the ranks of Redstone Gateway.

The company, which provides military, defense, aerospace and industrial applications, plans to relocate in the fall. Abaco has leased 37,400 square feet in 8800 Redstone Gateway, a 76,000 square-foot building under construction at Redstone Gateway, the mixed-use, class-A office park.

“We’re delighted to have identified Redstone Gateway as the location of our new headquarters,” said Rich Sorelle, president and CEO of Abaco Systems. “This new facility will provide us with much- needed additional space, and will be vital in ensuring that we can fulfill our commitments to our customers as our business continues to grow.

“I’d like to thank COPT (Corporate Office Properties Trust) for their part in making it happen.”

Redstone Gateway is being developed by COPT and Jim Wilson & Associates. As a result of this transaction, the building is 100 percent preleased.

“Abaco Systems has had a strong presence in Huntsville for over thirty years,” said COPT Chief Operating Officer Paul Adkins. “We’re thrilled that they have decided to make Redstone Gateway their home to be closer to their U.S. government contracting customers, to have access to walkable amenities, and to use new facilities as a recruiting tool.

“Their lease, along with other recent leases, highlights the value proposition of Redstone Gateway.”

Fleming Farms, Redstone Gateway Projects Underway

Construction is underway on a pair of BL Harbert projects in Huntsville.

Ground was broken this month on Fleming Farms, a senior housing community, and 8800 Redstone Gateway, an office development.

Fleming Farms, on Whitesburg Drive, will support the needs of a wide range of seniors from independent living and assisted living to memory care.

The facility offers 183 open-concept apartment homes with modern appliances, ample storage and high-end fixtures and finishes. Amenities include paved walking paths, a fitness center, therapy room, aerobic pool, clubroom, salon/barbershop, bistro and full-service dining.  It is developed by Dominion Partners.

8800 Redstone Gateway is a 76,000-square-feet office development located in Redstone Gateway, a mixed-use development being built by Corporate Office Properties Trust and Jim Wilson & Associates just north of Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9. At the groundbreaking ceremony, the Georgia Teach Research Institute announced it would be one of the main tenants in the new building.

“This is an exciting time for BL Harbert and the city of Huntsville as we are both committing to Huntsville’s economic and community development,” Johnny Garlington, U.S. Group President of BL Harbert International said. “BL Harbert is honored to continue our work in Huntsville on two major projects, and we look forward to what is to come.”

Both projects are scheduled for completion in 2020.