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Nighttime Work at Lot 31 Through March

Nighttime work at the downtown Bethesda lot starts at 3 a.m. two nights a week.

The buildings under construction at Lot 31 will include luxury condominiums and retail space. Courtesy of thedarcy.com.
The buildings under construction at Lot 31 will include luxury condominiums and retail space. Courtesy of thedarcy.com.
Nighttime work at Lot 31 (along Bethesda Avenue at Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda) continues through late March, the Town of Chevy Chase reported on its website.

"The nighttime work involves pouring concrete that will comprise the large beams that support the weight of the above grade buildings and roadway. Due to the volume of concrete involved, and the consequent number of cement trucks needed, the work hours need to be expanded beyond the normal daytime construction hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in order to alleviate traffic congestion and impacts to pedestrian safety," the town reported.

The nighttime work will occur on two nights a week, starting at 3 a.m. "The contractor for the project has obtained a temporary noise waiver from the county for the nighttime work."

An underground parking garage with 940 public spaces and two mixed-use residential buildings—one five stories, the other nine stories—are planned for the site. The buildings—collectively called "The Darcy"—will include luxury condominiums and about 8,600 square feet of retail space. Retail will include boutique shops and "a signature restaurant," according to thedarcy.com.

To lodge a noise complaint, contact the county’s Department of Environmental Protection at 240-777-7746.
Amy Green Patton January 11, 2014 at 07:41 AM
I live next to the Lot 31 project. While it would be possible to begin later and work later they won't due to matters that are convenient to Stonebridge, Clark and MoCo. Residents are of zero concern. Don't bother lodging a complaint because the county is in partnership with them and has given them a waiver...a waiver typically reserved for utilities. They've made it clear to those of us who live here that they regard our right to sleep as trivial. Between this, the extent of the blasting and other unkept promises, I've learned that a developer will tell you anything to get a job but will forget those promises quickly. Beware of projects where the developer is on partnership with the county--laws don't apply.
Malcom J January 11, 2014 at 05:19 PM
Well, at least they told us. I found out about the explosions when my apartment shook one afternoon.

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