North Bethesda Market II has been proposed with one of the most unique architectural designs for White Flint redevelopment, thus far. So, we were excited to receive an indication that this on-hold project might be coming back to life soon. JBG is hosting a public meeting to “review amendments to previously approved plans and to discuss the proposed mixed-use development” that is North Bethesda Market II, on the property bounded by Rockville Pike, Nicholson Lane, Woodglen Drive and Executive Boulevard.
According to the announcement (which indicates the property as being in Bethesda!), JBG will be seeking amendments to the original plan that propose “a reduction of the commercial component and an increase to the residential component while maintaining the same overall development concept and architectural direction.” This is no surprise. With commercial and office space sitting empty throughout the county, developers are rethinking their plans. Our hope, though, is that White Flint will grow to be a solid commercial center so we hope developers aren’t being short-sighted in rescaling their balance between commercial and residential. Montgomery County might not be attracting as much business right now as it hopes to, but that’s why county leaders are promising to take steps to shift that trend.
The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 10th from 7pm to 8pm at the Bethesda North Conference Center, in the Linden Oak Room. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required, by emailing email@example.com (please put North Bethesda II Community Meeting in the subject line). Can’t make it? Don’t worry – your Friends will be there and we’ll post an update on the blog to keep you abreast of the news.