Initial approval expected for Hampden Lane mixed-use development project

Initial approval expected for Hampden Lane development

Planning Board to review proposed 22-story, mixed-use project on Thursday

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A rendering of the massing of a new proposed development project in downtown Bethesda.

via Montgomery County Planning Department

The Montgomery County Planning Board is expected this week to give preliminary approval to a mixed-use development project on Hampden Lane in Bethesda.

Developers Washington Property Co. and Douglas Development Co. have proposed a 262-foot-tall (22-story) residential building with 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Montgomery County Planning Board will review the project on Thursday and is expected to grant initial approval.

Final approval would be considered later in the process.

The project plan calls for a terrace atop the first level of retail, then seven levels of residences.

Developers have proposed approximately 150 multi-family residences, 17.6% of which would be affordable housing.

The building would be topped with 350,000 square feet of office space.

The parcel is behind the site of the former Exxon station at 7340 Wisconsin Ave. and is bordered by Hampden, Montgomery and East lanes.

There will be a below-ground parking garage with about 250 spaces.

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at

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