The Gallery of Bethesda, a 17-story retail and residential tower under construction at 4800 Auburn Ave., will begin offering apartments for lease in December.
The lower floors of the high-rise will be complete when leasing begins, said Jad Donohoe, development director with developer The Donohoe Cos., at a Friday meeting of the Woodmont Triangle Action Group.
The development will feature 234 apartments and more than 4,600 square feet of ground-floor retail facing Del Ray and Auburn Avenues.
The Gallery of Bethesda will boast amenities including a rooftop pool, sundeck and clubroom, a fitness room and coffee bar.
When complete, it will mark the first phase of a 580,000-square-foot development plan known as Woodmont Central. Plans call for an additional 16-story residential and retail building for nearby 4850 Rugby Avenue, separated from the Gallery of Bethesda by a quarter-acre plaza.
The second building will feature 221 apartments and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and the third phase of the project will bring a six-story office building to 8280 Wisconsin Avenue.