Wildwood Medical Center Owner Submits Plan for New Mixed-Use Building

Project could bring up to 60 multifamily units to the Bethesda center


Wildwood Medical Center


The owners of Wildwood Medical Center on Old Georgetown Road have presented a detailed plan to construct a five-story residential and retail building on what’s now a surface parking lot.

The building in Bethesda would have about 95,000 square feet for multifamily housing and 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, according to a proposal submitted to county planners last month. The property owners want to build the mixed-use complex on surface parking that’s just south of the shopping center’s medical office building, according to the plan.

A below-ground parking garage would serve the new structure and the medical office building, the proposal states.

The site plan application states the proposed building would have about 60 dwelling units and three retail bays of different sizes. Fifty-two of the units would be market rate, and eight would be moderately priced, according to the proposal.

The property owner, Aubinoe Development, in January 2013 offered a proposal for a five-story multifamily building, but never moved forward with the project “due to financial feasibility issues,” the application states.

The applicant plans to provide public open space with a covered walkway that will run along the south side of the building and with several surrounding plazas.

Staff with the Montgomery County Planning Department will now review the application, first reported by Montgomery Newsletter, a subscription-only real estate news publication.

An illustration of the proposed mixed-use building near Wildwood Medical Center in Bethesda. Credit: Aubinoe Development

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

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