Rendering of the new office building slated for Park Potomac Credit: Via Foulger-Pratt

The developer behind Park Potomac on Monday announced it’s one of the first two tenants slated for the project’s new office building and made official a popular Bethesda restaurant’s plans for a location on the building’s ground floor.

Rockville-based Foulger-Pratt announced that it will relocate to the second floor of the new office building at 12435 Park Potomac Ave. in Potomac.

Structural engineering firm Smislova, Kehnemui and Associates, P.A., will move from Park Potomac’s existing seven-story office building to become the lead tenant at 12435 Park Potomac Ave.

As was reported earlier by Bethesda Beat, Bethesda’s Gringos & Mariachis will open in a 3,000-square-foot ground-floor space in the building. A press release making the announcement referred to an unnamed “upscale fast casual restaurant serving fish, fresh proteins and farm-to-table accoutrements” that will open near Gringos & Mariachis. Both restaurants are set to open in spring 2016.

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, a law firm in Park Potomac’s existing office building at 12505 Park Potomac Ave., has extended its lease and will expand its footprint in the building.

Meanwhile, a Kaufman Jewelers will take a retail space on the ground-floor of the Park Potomac Condominiums and is slated to open next month.

If fully built out, Park Potomac will total 570,000 square feet of office space with 150,000 square feet of retail and include a 200-room hotel just west of I-270 and just north of Montrose Road.

The Perry, a 297-unit apartment building part of the project, is near completion, according to Foulger-Pratt Communications Manager Lisa Wood.

The already completed first phase of Park Potomac includes a Harris Teeter grocery store, condominiums, town homes, 80,000 square feet of retail space and a Founding Farmers restaurant on the ground floor of the 12505 Park Potomac Ave. office building.

Foulger-Pratt is planning three additional office buildings at the project.

Rendering of The Perry apartment building at Park Potomac, via Foulger-Pratt

The existing public plaza at Park Potomac, via Foulger-Pratt