Bethesda, Maryland has long been one of DC’s most desirable suburbs. Known as “America’s most educated small town” and often touted as having the most restaurants per capita, Bethesda continues to thrive, evolve and grow as a destination for young professionals and families alike.
The retail, entertainment, dining and cultural options of the area drive the live, work, play atmosphere. Bethesda continues to attract small businesses and corporations of all sizes from across the region and the country as an alternative to the Central Business District of Washington, DC. Already established as one of the premier “edge cities” in the United States, Bethesda developers and owners are actively reinvesting, building and renovating to accommodate today’s trends and drive smart growth. Bethesda is a unique submarket with its blend of amenities and retail, Metro access, proximity to major decision makers and influencers, and a large millennial population – Bethesda is the true, live, work, play environment. Here’s why we’re excited to be here…
Bethesda Row and Wisconsin Avenue offer an unmatched mix of shopping, eating, entertainment, hotel, residential and office space. Apple, Morton’s, Mon Ami Gabi, Passion Fish, Jaleo by José Andres, True Food Kitchen, Food & Wine Company and Redwood are some of Bethesda’s best offerings – all located within walking distance of 2 Metro stops and 4 Capital Bikeshare stations.
- Unparalleled Accessibility
Bethesda is already on the Metrorail’s Red Line (Business Line) and the planned Purple Line Metro light-rail line will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties by 2021 and fuel a new era of growth for the Bethesda community and surrounding area. In terms of scope, potential zoning changes reflect new urbanism influences in this signature transit-oriented Metro DC neighborhood. Near the existing Metro station, the Bethesda Downtown Plan will prescribe new building height and density guidelines for the next 20 to 25 years. Planners’ recommendations call for an overall 20% increase in building density and an additional 4,000 upscale rental units in the downtown area. Besides the growing public transportation system, Bethesda offers exceptional vehicular access; it’s serviced by 3 airports and is located just 2 miles from the Capital Beltway.
In addition to the Purple Line infrastructure project, private investors are targeting the core Bethesda submarket as a prime area for new development and redevelopment. That’s why we chose to renovate 7101 Wisconsin Avenue, an office building originally built by the Ford Motor Company in 1975. The building’s common areas (including the main lobby, restrooms, elevator cabs and upper floor lobbies) have been completely redesigned to create an inspiring and welcoming environment. In addition, we renovated the first 2 floors of the exterior building façade and added a conference room facility to broaden the shared amenity base. As a WiredScore SILVER-certified property, 7101 Wisconsin Ave offers best-in-class connectivity, which ensures maximum business productivity for its tenants. To encourage responsible transportation and build a more sustainable Bethesda, a TransitScreen display in the lobby of 7101 Wisconsin Ave provides real-time Uber, Capital Bikeshare and Metro availabilities for local commuters. In addition, Solidcore’s boutique fitness studio will soon offer tenants and guests state-of-the art space for on-site workday exercise and intensive training. Lastly, we recently signed 83,000 square feet of new tenants and are in negotiations to lease another 7,000 square feet of space. So, the tactical renovations have created the impact we desired and have been greatly welcomed by the Bethesda community.
Bethesda is a mature Metro DC market and a sophisticated living destination. We’re eager to continue to play an integral role in the evolution of this distinguished Montgomery County enclave.