Boeing also made news at the close of 2013 by being the first to move into Redstone Gateway, the massive new multi-use complex that hugs the Arsenal the way Virginia’s northern suburbs circle the Pentagon.
The aerospace company, which has major space and defense operations in Huntsville, cut the ribbon on its new facilities back in April and completed most of the move in December. New Boeing facilities include 363, 300 square feet of Class-A office space in LEED silver-certified buildings.
The move consolidates some 1, 450 of Boeing’s Huntsville workforce into three adjacent buildings at the Gateway complex, which is being built by Montgomery’s Jim Wilson & Associates and Maryland-based Corporate Office Properties Trust. Redstone Gateway plans call for 486 parcels, 4.6 million square feet of office space, two hotels and other tenants.
Boeing will continue to house Ground-based Midcourse Defense and Patriot missile teams at the Jetplex, says Boeing spokesman Dexter Henson. But many other technology and support groups will move to the new facilities.
Henson looks forward to the synergy of proximity. Modern communications technology may be indispensible, he says, but simplifying face-to-face interaction, both inside the company and with major customers at the Arsenal, will be a terrific advantage.
Text by Nedra Bloom