Developer of La Madeleine Site Is Shooting To Break Ground in Mid-2019

Residential high-rise is tentatively scheduled to open June 2021


Published:

La Madeleine on Old Georgetown Road

JOE ZIMMERMANN

The developer behind the project that would replace La Madeleine in downtown Bethesda is looking to turn in an initial planning application this month and hopes to break ground during the summer of next year.

Washington Property Co. has expressed interest in building a roughly 200-unit multifamily complex in place of the French bakery and café at 7607 Old Georgetown Road. The property’s zoning allows for a building of up to 225 feet in height, Bob Dalrymple, an attorney representing the developer, has said.

Washington Property Co., the contract buyer of the roughly 14,700-square-foot site, held a community meeting about the project earlier this week and is presenting initial plans to the Downtown Bethesda Design Advisory Panel on March 21.

If the project is approved by county planners, construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in June 2019, with the building opening two years later. 

The proposed high-rise at the La Madeleine site is shown in light yellow in this conceptual drawing (click to expand). Via Washington Property Co.

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

Back to Bethesda Beat

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

School Notes: National Merit Scholarships Awarded to 10 MCPS Students

Plus: Quick-thinking fifth-grader pulls fellow youngster to safety; Wootton High student receives congressional honor

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: June 11-17

Notable homes sold in the last week

Week Ahead: County Council To Discuss Stormwater Contracting Issue

Plus: Early voting continues, Bernie Sanders to appear with gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous for Monday night rally in Silver Spring

In District 18 Race, Beyer Pours in Nearly $ 200,000 of Her Own Money as Primary Looms

Heated Senate contest is one of several high-dollar state legislative races in Bethesda area
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Profiles

Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Edit Module
SPONSORED CONTENT
 

Joel Rubin for Delegate District 18

Apple Ballot endorsed, Chevy Chase Town Council member and Obama administration official, Joel will put education first so all students succeed. Early voting ends June 21.

SPONSORED CONTENT

Bethesda Magazine Green Awards

Nominations are now accepted. The submission deadline is Friday, June 29.