If you drive around Bethesda, you will see lots of new buildings coming up. Even though I live here, I am constantly marvelling at what is being built. They are certainly going to transform the face of Bethesda!
8000 Wisconsin Avenue
Developed by Aksoylu Properties, the new apartment building will have 350+ apartments and 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
7373 Wisconsin Avenue
Centrally located at 737 Wisconsin Avenue, Avocet Tower is a new mixed-use, transit-oriented development comprising nearly 400,000 gsf of Class-A office space, a 220-key hotel, and above-and below-grade parking. A vibrant mix of public and private amenities and open space will create a continuous flow of energy from Wisconsin Avenue through the public plaza and office and hotel lobbies. With an outdoor plaza, two-story lobby and adjacent reception area for the AC Hotel, the environment will offer tenants a bright and airy space to work, relax or network without leaving the building.
Edgemont at Bethesda Metro Apartments II
4885 Edgemoor Lane
Equity Residential is transforming the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Edgemoor Lane with a new 15 story 154-unit multi-family property. The new building will match the curve of Woodmont Avenue, and create a new public green space along Edgemoor Lane that will be a neighborhood amenity and improvement to the current streetscape.
7500 Arlington Road
ZOM Living is transforming the 7500 block of Arlington Road from a series of small office buildings to a multi-family residential community. The community will offer studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments and provide underground parking for the residents. The six story buildings will provide a pleasant transition from the taller buildings in central Bethesda to the neighboring community of Edgemoor. The site will also include improvements along Arlington Road to make it easier for pedestrians. Maizon is across the street from the Bethesda library and up the street from the Giant. It is expected to be completed some time in 2021.
Marriott International Headquarters
7750 Wisconsin Avenue
The new office building will be just a short walk from the Bethesda Metro, an ideal location for its associates and visitors as well as a perfect location to accommodate its vision for an urban campus with an adjacent 244-room Marriott Hotel. The office building and hotel are located on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue at Norfolk Avenue and span two blocks to the south and one block to the west toward Woodmont Avenue.The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties own the land and will jointly develop and own the office building. The Bernstein Companies will develop and own the adjacent hotel. With over 785,000 sq ft of office space, the office building will be designed to LEED GOLD standards. The new Marriott Hotel will have 244 rooms and more than 8,000 sq ft of flexible meeting and event space. The Marriott Headquarters are moving to downtown Bethesda from its current location on Democracy Blvd.
The Wilson & The Elm
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Carr Properties broke ground at The Wilson and The Elm in 2017. Extending up to 295’ from its base, the project will accommodate a 23-story, approximately 358,000 square feet office tower fronting along Wisconsin Avenue and two residential towers totaling approximately 565,000 square feet.
The Wilson and The Elm will also house the future Bethesda Purple Line station, the western terminus of the Purple Line projected to be one of the system’s most widely used locations.
7900 Wisconsin Avenue
7900 Wisconsin Avenue
JBG Smith's mixed-use development will consist of 18 stories and 420,000 square feet of residential apartment units, four levels of below-grade parking, and 21,630 square feet of commercial retail space on the ground floor level. Once completed, the building will feature a clear span breezeway, a plaza level green space with bio-retention area, a rooftop amenity area with a swimming pool, and an outdoor grilling area and dog park for residents. Out of all the coming buildings, this one may be my favorite since it has a dog park!