Planning Board To Vote on New Apartment Project at North Bethesda Town Center

Developer proposes complex of up to 294 units near White Flint Metro station


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Rendering of proposed apartment complex as seen from McGrath Boulevard.

VIA LCOR WHITE FLINT

Montgomery County planners next week will discuss a proposal to build an apartment building with up to 294 units as part of the North Bethesda Town Center development.

The plan calls for constructing the roughly 320,000-square-foot building on 1.8 acres east of the intersection of Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road, according to a staff report.

The developer, LCOR White Flint, has constructed two other apartment buildings: the 312-unit Wentworth House and the 341-unit Aurora House.

The Town Center also includes a Harris Teeter grocery store and office space for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

For its third apartment complex, LCOR White Flint is planning a building that will be five stories tall in one corner and seven stories tall in another portion.

The three complexes will stand around a shared civic green, and LCOR representatives have said they hope to hold events that will create a sense of community.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority owns the Town Center site, which is next to the White Flint Metro station. In 2001, LCOR entered into a development agreement with WMATA, according to the planning staff.

The planning board is set to vote Jan. 25 on the site plan for the development project.

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

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