The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday approved a development project in downtown Bethesda that will include 76 new residences and a parking garage with elevators to transport cars between levels
A unique feature in Montgomery County, the elevator system would have two cabs that could transport vehicles in either direction, according to the development application.
Proposed by Edgemoor 48 LLC, the project will replace a single-family house on the corner of Edgemoor Lane and Woodmont Avenue with a 12-story building with up to 76 condominiums and a penthouse.
There will be one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den space and two-bedroom units.
On one facade of the building at 4824 Edgemoor Lane will be a 90-foot-tall, multicolor mural of a bird, according to Planning Board documents.
No outdoor public space is planned for the project.
The site is near the Bethesda Metro station, Metrobus and Ride On stops, and a future Purple Line station.
Some community members previously raised concerns about the project design’s compatibility with other buildings in the neighborhood and pedestrian safety. Residents of an adjacent condominium building were concerned the new development would come too close to their property line, getting near their balconies and windows.
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