County gives initial thumbs up to new Bethesda construction

July 6, 2018 by  

Planning officials with Montgomery County recently gave preliminary approval for a new project that would bring residential high rises and an office tower to a property in North Bethesda.

Last year, Montgomery County adopted [Read more]

Developer wants input on Bethesda project

June 9, 2018 by  

Brookfield Property Partners is getting set to redevelop Bethesda Metro Center Plaza, and wants to hear from the community about what residents feel should happen in one of the city’s most important spaces.

In order to get feedback, it has set up an online portal where people can make comments. Although it went live only recently, over 1,900 comments have already been received.

Among the items on residents’ wish lists are comfortable seating, green space, a cafe, and space for winter ice skating and summer water sports. Other suggestions include a space where children can play and musicians can perform, while still others would like to see public art, more shady spaces, and seasonal markets.

Brookfield’s plans for the site include a high-rise comprising 500,000 square feet, to be built on the plaza, as well as revitalizing an underutilized open space. The developer says the center is not as welcoming as it could be due to physical barriers, inconsistent changes in grade, and poorly designed landscaping.

Brookfield’s plans also include positioning a gallery area, promenade, plaza, and central lawn around the new building, and redoing the bays used by Metro buses.

Since projects like this are important to many people, and since not everyone has regular access to a computer, the developer might consider working with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for area residents, to make sure they know about the opportunity to provide feedback.

Bethesda residents want speed cameras

May 4, 2018 by  

A stretch of River Road in Bethesda is scheduled for improvements, but residents are asking for even more to be done than originally planned.

A community meeting recently drew [Read more]

Guardian Realty plans development in North Bethesda

April 6, 2018 by  

Guardian Realty LLC, is proposing to build a new office tower, as well as two adult housing buildings, on property it owns near Rose and Pike, North Bethesda. The company submitted its [Read more]

Bethesda hotel completes renovations

March 5, 2018 by  

The iconic Hyatt Regency Bethesda, which has been a landmark in the city’s downtown for over 30 years, recently announced it has finished a [Read more]

Apartments get planning approval in Bethesda

February 4, 2018 by  

Planning officials of Montgomery County recently approved a plan that would allow the construction of a new apartment building in North Bethesda.

The building will have 294 units, and [Read more]

Bethesda-Chevy Chase students impress Smithsonian secretary

January 1, 2018 by  

Recently, Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) High School students created a pop-up display about teenagers’ lives today, and the issues they face.

Their museum generated news [Read more]

Developers to share plans for Bethesda project

December 1, 2017 by  

Developers Bethmont LLC and Bethesda Land LLC are asking permission to redevelop property on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda.

The upcoming proposal is [Read more]

New ramen restaurant coming to Bethesda

November 2, 2017 by  

Fans of the classic dish of ramen will have a chance to try it again when Jinya Ramen Bar opens a location in Bethesda.

Jinya just opened a [Read more]

Taste of Bethesda on the way

October 2, 2017 by  

The upcoming Taste of Bethesda festival promises to be a day of fun, music, and food. The event will bring five entertainment stages and approximately 50 restaurants to Woodmont Triangle in Bethesda.

The music and [Read more]

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