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Gorgeous new development proposed for Old Georgetown Road

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A local developer wants to mimic the success of Federal Realty Investment Trust’s Pike & Rose in North Bethesda.

VOB Development, owned by the Rankin family, has submitted plans to transform three blocks between Old Georgetown Road and Grand Park Avenue into what the company hopes will become a destination. The 5-acre site, controlled by various LLCs, is the former home to a Saab dealership, mobile phone retailer and a Capital One bank branch.

Plans call for three residential towers totaling 1,000 units within walking distance of the White Flint Metro station. It also includes more than 110,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and offices lining the properties. Pedestrian walkways would lead to adjacent streets.

The project is slated to go before the Montgomery County Development Review Committee on Nov. 20. The planning board must ultimately sign off on the project. D.C.-based PGN Architects is listed as the architect.

If approved, construction could begin within two years, said Bradley Deckelbaum, a representative for VOB.

Please read the rest of the article at Washington Business Journal

Pictures courtesy of  VOB Development.

3 Responses to Gorgeous new development proposed for Old Georgetown Road

Huh? says: November 16, 2018 at 9:59 am

I thought this was where part of the Gables development was going. Or is that dead hopefully along with the absurd plan to eliminate the parking lot for the swim center and replace it with an inadequate and unsafe parking garage.

Amy Ginsburg says: November 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

It’s down the street from Gables. And that garage will enable us to enjoy a large, wonderful park where the swim center parking lot is now.

pedzone says: November 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

The plans here, and the plans on Bethesda Beat are different. Any way that we can get the real plans, with the ability to enlarge them? Thank you.