County Board Gives Initial Nod to Multifamily Housing Project in Downtown Bethesda

New formidable would go subsequent to existent Edgemont during Bethesda apartments

Image of due multifamily formidable on Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda

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 bethany.rodgers@bethesdamagazine.com.

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