Location: Bethesda, Maryland. Aging suburban downtown
Ten years ago, this site in Bethesda, Maryland existed as an unremarkable suburban district tailored for automobile traffic. Lined with underused shops, low-rise office buildings and surface parking lots, this seven-block area built between 1945 and 1975 was neither attractive nor particularly financially successful. However, its proximity to downtown Washington, D.C. eventually attracted residents hungry for an urban lifestyle.Read more at this project's website.
Transect Zone(s): T5 center.
Guiding Charter Principle(s): Fifteen, Twenty-four, Twenty-seven
Project or Plan's Scale: Block
Features: Mixed uses, Transit oriented development.
Land area (in acres): 13
Project team designers: Cooper Carry
Project team developers: Federal Realty Investment Trust
Previous site status: Greyfield (former commercial)