Bethesda Development Includes Automated Car Elevator

Bethesda Development Includes Automated Car Elevator

12-story condo building includes 77 units

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A development proposal on Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda includes a car elevator.

Via Montgomery County Planning Department

A development proposal near the Bethesda Metro station includes a parking garage with elevators to transport cars from the ground level to underground 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 filed with the Montgomery County Planning Department.

During rush hours, both elevators will be used primarily “to service vehicles leaving from and returning to the building, respectively,” the application says. In total, the project on Edgemoor Lane includes approximately 77 parking spaces.

Developers describe the site as “unique but challenging” because it is a triangular shape with a total area of 8,659 square feet.

Proposed by by Edgemoor 48 LLC, the project proposes replacing a single-family house on the corner of Edgemoor Lane and Woodmont Avenue with a 12-story building with up to 77 condominiums and a penthouse. Units will be one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den space and two-bedroom unit.

The project includes no on-site public space, according to the application.

“This is an opportunity to bring a new environmentally sensitive condominium building with mid-size units and space saving automated parking within a half block of the Bethesda Metro Station,” the application says. “… The Project will transform the underutilized Property into a transit-oriented, pedestrian friendly, residential development.”

A date for review by the Montgomery County Planning Board has not been set, according to online development records.

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