(Note that this is the narrative in the Virtual Tour)

Changing Point South is located in Waldorf Maryland, just 18 miles from Washington D. C..  The buildings were newly constructed in 1988 as an intermediate care facility for the treatment of alcohol and drug illnesses in adults and adolescents.  The facility was fully licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (known as the JCAHO). All areas are completely sprinklered for safety. The four buildings offer over 90 beds in semiprivate rooms with full bath.  The 20 acre campus is located in the center of Charles County at 11,100 Billingsley Road.  This Road is the major East-West collector in the county, with the campus being only a mile to the major North-South highway, Route 301.  Just a few miles to the North, Route 5 from Washington D.C. joins Route 301. 

This property offers an open setting with ample space available for additional construction both along the entry road and next to the tennis courts, as well as at several other locations on the campus.  The second and third residences were designed to be doubled in size; and all utilities are already in place for this future expansion.  The property is served by County water and sewer as well as underground telephone and electric service with duct work linking all the buildings.  There are over 250 paved parking spaces, with planned room for grass parking or expanded pavement if desired. 

On arrival the administration building welcomes you with a lounge and reception station.  The reception area includes a switchboard and paging system.  Visitors are surrounded by windows and skylights; a gift shop or private meeting area  looks out onto the enrty.  A cloak room and large handicapped accessible public restrooms serve the immediately adjacent large dining room and auditorium / gymnasium areas.

The spacious main dining area is just off the entry and can seat over 150.  It is designed to provide scenic views with an open and relaxed feeling.  It has a separate canteen area for beverages and snacks so the foodservice and cafeteria line can be closed for security while it is not in use.  The spacious modern commercial kitchen makes food receiving, storage, preparation and serving efficient and pleasant.  A private dining area for 20 to 30 guests is adjacent to the main dining room and enjoys a good view of the grounds. 

There is a separate dining room for 30 to 50 guests with its own canteen area at the far side of the kitchen to serve those in the residence attached to the main building.  This wing, initially used for detoxification of clients, is equipped with interview rooms, lounges, examination rooms, meeting rooms and a nurses station as well as a full handicapped bathroom and a private room.  The residential wing offers 13 semiprivate rooms each with a full private bath.  The nurses station includes a separate restroom and locked medication storage room.  A guest laundry room, clean and dirty linen rooms, and telephone booth  are available to serve clients.

The spacious auditorium gymnasium with a high ceiling is just to the right of the main entry and can easily accommodate over 300 for seated  presentations or religious services and has a hardwood floor for a variety of indoor sports such as basketball or volleyball.  Adjacent to the gym are separate female and male shower and changing rooms that also serve the fenced in pool and spa area just outside.  The large in-ground concrete and marblelite pool is designed to accommodate an automatic cover and to be enclosed for year-round use in the future.  There is a separate large heated spa attached to the main pool, and adjacent to the pools is a room designed for a sauna for the future.  The auditorium is served by three anterooms which can be used for a projection and sound room, exercise rooms, dressing rooms, brides or ministers room or preparation rooms for catering.  A maintenance area is just off the rear of the gymnasium.  Two hard surface tennis courts and a ball field are available for outdoor recreation.

State-of-the-art commercial laundry and mechanical facilities provide reliable and efficient service.  A Kohler backup generator serves critical power in the event of an outage.  The generator and burners in the kitchen area utilize propane, enabling hot food service even during power failures.  The boilers and hot water heaters use oil for efficient domestic service. 

In addition to the personal care areas and large meeting spaces, the two-story main office wing of the central complex is designed to provide office, conference, and meeting space.  Each floor has female and male restrooms to serve the 28 offices which include a copy & mail room, and a soundproof executive suite.  In addition, there is a pharmacy and a computer & telephone room with its own climate control and raised floor which is linked to each building with underground duct work.  A large meeting room or library with a white-board and conference table is at the end of the hallway.  The offices are designed so that they can be joined to create larger multipurpose rooms as the side walls are not load bearing.

In addition to the main complex, there are three residential buildings designed to house 64 clients in four wings of 16 beds each.  The first building has mirror image right and left halves.  Each side provides eight semiprivate bedrooms with full bath, with each side housing one bedroom and bath designed for handicapped use.  Each bedroom is equipped with over bed lights and a closet for client use.  These rooms easily serve double duty as activity areas or classrooms, and can be linked as the adjoining walls are not load bearing.  A large lounge greets each visitor to the building and immediately makes one feel comfortable.  Off of the lounge are  male and female restrooms, a refreshment area, a telephone booth, guest laundry area, and three small and three large interview, activity or group rooms.  Two small lounges divide the bedroom areas.  Each half of the building is linked to the central core service area which provides clean and dirty linen rooms, a janitorial closet, a trash room, and the mechanical room.  The second and third residential buildings duplicate the right and left halves of the first, with  each building being designed to be expanded on the prepared construction sites with all utilities in place. If these wings were added according to the original plans, an additional 32 beds would be available.

Changing Point.South has been designed to provide a stress free environment for long-term low maintenance by sparing no expense in the design, materials and execution of a facility which blends nicely with its surroundings, creating a comfortable atmosphere in which to work or relax.  From the homestyle decor to the self-service canteen areas, thoughtful attention to the individual and detail is apparent.  As noted, expansion through the pad sites which are already prepared is readily available.  The sites can accommodate not only additional residential units, but also other office or commercial construction.

This facility is ready to deliver decades of service to you and your clients by providing a sheltered yet accessible campus which has complete amenities.  Its location in the cultural center of Charles County makes it ideal, with community and regional shopping centers only a few minutes away and easily accessible by car or by foot.  The propert is zoned PUD or Planned Unit Development in the St Charles Middle Business Park, making it ideal for  variety of uses, including : Corporate or national offices, a conference or catering center, a training retreat, school or  college campus, a research center, a vocational rehab facility; a group home, a Tech center, hotel or motel, assisted living including an active elderly complex, a daycare, camp, religious or fraternal organization, an athletic center, a medical complex or a number of other uses.  The St. Charles community and Charles County offer wonderful public schools with readily availabe new homes and housing for staff. Community services are excellent as well.  This pristine facility is truly a gem and ready for occupancy.  If you've been worried about the difficulties and delays of obtaining property and building new structures, Changing Point South is ideally situated to serve your needs in the Maryland - Washington DC marketplace.

The property is offered for sale by its original owner.  In 1999 an independent appraiser valued the facility at $6,250,000; this appraisal and additional information is available on request by contacting  Bruce T. Taylor, M.D. by telephone at 410-465-3674 or by  E-mail: Click Here to Email.  A Fax is available at 410-461-7074.  Bruce T. Taylor, M.D., 4100 College Avenue, Ellicott City, MD, 21041-0396.