Fox 5 Plans to Move Studio to Downtown Bethesda in 2021

Station intends to pointer franchise for space in new prize building on Apex site

Images display skeleton for a housing and bureau formidable during a Apex site in downtown Bethesda.

Images display skeleton for a housing and bureau formidable during a Apex site in downtown Bethesda.

VIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Fox 5 on Monday reliable skeleton to pierce a studio, newsroom and 200 employees into a primary plcae in downtown Bethesda in Jun 2021.

The radio hire will occupy about 57,500 block feet of a 290-foot bureau building being built during 7272 Wisconsin Ave., a former site of a Apex building.

“This will be a state-of-the-art trickery that will keep us in a heart of a Washington, D.C. metro area and concede us to improved offer a community,” Patrick Paolini, Fox 5’s clamp boss and ubiquitous manager, pronounced in a prepared statement.

The Fox duopoly, sister stations WTTG and WDCA, have been formed during 5151 Wisconsin Ave. in D.C. given 1966, according to a press release.

News of a relocation devise leaked out Friday in a news by a Washington Business Journal.

David Petr, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation’s president, pronounced Monday that a county and state are charity an inducement package to Fox 5 though aren’t prepared to plead them since sum are being finalized.

He pronounced a proclamation highlights a appropriateness of downtown Bethesda, that is also a site of Marriott International’s domicile project.

“I consider this pierce is going to be one some-more matter to expostulate a business expansion in downtown Bethesda,” he said.

Petr pronounced Fox deliberate mixed locations in Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. though was drawn to Bethesda since of a accessibility.

WTTG and WDCA have sealed a minute of vigilant to occupy a Carr Properties prize building that is going adult on Wisconsin Avenue. Carr is constructing a mixed-use growth that will accommodate scarcely a million block feet of bureau and residential space.

Bethany Rodgers can be reached during bethany.rodgers@bethesdamagazine.com.

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