2021 | Real Estate

National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase for sale

Organization says sale of 12-acre site will help ‘to continue our mission’

The National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase is up for sale.

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The National 4-H Conference Center at 7100 Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase is up for sale, according to a posting from the commercial real estate company CBRE.

The 12.28-acre site is one of the largest residential redevelopment properties in Chevy Chase, according to the posting. No price is listed.

The conference center hosts meetings and events, and provides overnight accommodations in guest rooms, according to the website.

The building was constructed in 1893 as the Chevy Chase Inn before it became a women’s college in 1903 for the next 50 years, according to the description of the posting. Since then, the building has been owned by the National 4-H Council, a youth development organization.

According to the posting, the conference center has been closed for the last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, and has been operating with fewer employees. Its website states that all 4-H events are being held virtually this year.

The National 4-H Council, in a statement to Bethesda Beat on Tuesday, wrote that the organization is selling the center “in order to continue our mission of expanding opportunity for all of America’s youth through increased investment and participation in 4-H positive youth development programs.”

“National 4-H Council is incredibly proud of the rich 60-year history of the National 4-H Conference Center and the positive impact thousands of youth organizations have had on the youth they serve through their conferences on our campus,” the statement says.

The organization will maintain a presence in the greater Washington area by holding national events and building public-private partnerships, the statement continued.

CBRE Senior Vice President John T. Sheridan Jr. could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com