What Are All Those Buildings Popping Up in Bethesda?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

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! 

Artena BethdaArtena 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.  




Avocet TowerAvocet Tower
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 II Rendering_v3Edgemont 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.




Maizon Bethesda_v2Maizon Bethesda 
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 HeadquartersMarriott 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 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 Ave. JBG7900 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!


Comments (17)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share. 

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 20, 2020 08:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, these are some beautiful buildings, and there must be a strong interest in multi-family and apartments.

Sep 20, 2020 09:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Lise - this is a nice rundown of new buildings  appearing in the Bethesda Maryland area.  Your post will let passersby know what is happening in the neighborhood.  Lots of activity.  

Sep 20, 2020 09:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow, so many new buildings are coming in your area!  Nice to let your clients know that you are in the know. A

Sep 20, 2020 10:13 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am glad to see commercial building on the rise in Bethesda (pun intended, but not intentional)

Happy Sunday Lise Howe 🤓

Sep 20, 2020 11:03 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are great looking buildings and it appears that Bethesda will be a crowded place to call home.

Sep 20, 2020 11:23 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lise we also have a fair amount of construction going on right now                                                                                 

Sep 20, 2020 12:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lise- look at all of those buildings!!!  I'll bet there are many in your area who have been wondering about the new buildings. 

Sep 20, 2020 04:51 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Kathy Streib - honestly I wrote this for myself too - because I have been wondering about all those new buildings under construction - I am not happy as a Bethesda resident about all the apartments being built....

Sep 20, 2020 05:38 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lse.

Growth is always good for our business.  I like it, thanks for sharing

Sep 21, 2020 12:21 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks James Dray = as always for stopping by - have a great week! 

Sep 21, 2020 04:21 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

George Souto - being in DC all we hear is how bad things are - but then you look at the buildings going up.... even in the pandemic the economy has been pumping along!

Sep 21, 2020 05:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise Howe and thanks for the information and glad to hear about what is going on there in your area.

Sep 21, 2020 08:19 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

That's amazing how many new buildings are being developed in your neighborhood. There's going to be lots of opportunities in Bethesda!

Sep 21, 2020 01:08 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The DC Metro area is certainly planing on substantial growth no matter how the upcoming election falls out.

Sep 23, 2020 06:45 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great information to share, Lise! I'm like you - I'm always in awe, watching the new mid- and high-rises going up in Charlotte. It's just so exciting! 

Love the Maizon Bethesda building on Arlington - looks very much like one of our buildings Uptown.

Oct 08, 2020 10:09 PM