Fairmont Avenue Residential Tower Could Break Ground in 18 Months

Project is just one of several planned for the Woodmont Triangle.

A 16-story residential tower planned for the corner of Norfolk Avenue and Fairmont Avenue could break ground in 18 months.

The project – a joint venture of the JBG Companies, ROSS Development and Investment and the CIM Group – is expected to bring about 166 apartments and 14,000 square feet of retail to 4900 Fairmont Avenue, pending approvals at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The project will take over the space currently occupied by and according to Charlie Maier, a public relations representative for the project.

The nearby Starbucks would not be affected by the construction.

The project is expected to bring ground-floor retail to both Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues.

Conceptual renderings weren't yet available.

The project is just one of several planned for Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle neighborhood, including another and a mixed-use development planned as a part of Bethesda’s new Nearby on Wisconsin Avenue, a are also planned.

Maier said he hoped the project would help revitalize the Woodmont Triangle area, which has seen some business shift in recent years down to Bethesda Row.

“I think over the next few years, [Woodmont Triangle] is going to change and regain its stature in Bethesda,” Maier said.

Frank July 21, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Between the sites 4900 Fairmont, the proposed Westin, and the relocated police station, that covers a lot of the businesses and restaurants that I patronize. I hope that they are able to relocate in the area.
Frank August 19, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Erin - I found at a site plan that I had received from the County Planning Board for this project, a few years ago, and noted that the proposal includes the site of Black's Bar and Kitchen, in addition to the green and brown building that includes the Foong Lin an Lulu's. The proposal does NOT include the Starbucks, Blue House or Random Harvest buildings.


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