New formidable would go subsequent to existent Edgemont during Bethesda apartments
Image of due multifamily formidable on Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda
Via Montgomery County Planning Department
A offer to build some-more multifamily housing subsequent to Edgemont during Bethesda perceived rough capitulation from Montgomery County planners on Thursday.
Developer Equity Residential is formulation to erect a roughly 150-foot-tall residential formidable called Edgemont during Bethesda II during 4885 Edgemoor Lane, in place of a single-family home that now occupies a downtown Bethesda property. The offer calls for building a high-rise with adult to 186,000 block feet and 160 units. The existent multifamily building during 4903 Edgemoor Lane has 122 units and is about 155,190 block feet, according to a staff report submitted to a county Planning Board.
A county planner reported perceived one email from a village member with concerns about how a new residential building competence impact residents in circuitously housing complexes. However, a Bethesda Downtown Design Advisory Panel found that a architectural skeleton were supportive to mitigating shadowing and famous a building’s attribute with surrounding properties.
Rendering of offer for residential housing subsequent to Edgemont during Bethesda, left, and a single-family home now located during a site. Via Montgomery County Planning Department and Bethany Rodgers.
Planning Board member Norman Dreyfuss pronounced it’s not probable to forestall shadows wholly when building in a downtown area.
“We’re not in a suburbs,” he said. “I review a minute and know a concerns, though it’s kind of a New York City contra Westchester kind of thing.”
A county planner remarkable a offer called for about 40 feet of clearway between Edgemont during Bethesda II and a Christopher Condominium on Moorland Lane.
An profession for a developer pronounced a skeleton will assistance move activity to a exhausted territory of Woodmont Avenue.
“We’re vehement about starting to revamp that area of Woodmont,” profession Pat Harris said.
Board members unanimously authorized a blueprint devise and rough devise amendment for project. Board member Gerald Cichy was absent for a vote.
Bethany Rodgers can be reached during firstname.lastname@example.org.