Construction at a controversial new townhome community on the grounds surrounding the historic Grosvenor Mansion in Bethesda is set to start soon.
Developer EYA, Streetscape Partners and Michael Harris Homes got approval in January to build a 143-townhouse, 10-single-family home neighborhood on the wooded site despite staunch opposition from residents in the adjacent Fleming Park neighborhood.
Last week, Montgomery County granted a permit to build a sales shed on the property (5430 Grosvenor Lane), which still has a modern office building next to the mansion. The offices were home to the Society of American Foresters and the Renewable Natural Resources Center.
A sign at the Grosvenor Lane entrance to the property announces the development will be called Grosvenor Heights and that the elevator townhomes and 10 detached homes will come in early 2015 and start at $1.1 million.
EYA is promising “a lush wooded enclave…steps from winding trails, moments from Metro and the best shopping and dining in the area.”
The project will include a new street network and improvements to the existing Fleming Local Park.
Image via Streetscape Partners