Katherine Shaver of The Washington Post just wrote about the Pike District, suburban urbanism, and mixed-use developments in a must-read article. The first part is below. Visit The Washington Post to read the entire article.
The new Strathmore Square being planned for Montgomery County will have all the markings of an urban-suburban development: upscale apartments in mid- and high-rise buildings and perhaps office space or a hotel — all at a Metro Red Line station.… Read More
As reported in Bethesda Beat
Over the next few decades, Strathmore Square at Grosvenor-Strathmore metro will include seven or more buildings, transforming the current asphalt parking lot into a walkable and distinctive community. Fivesquares Development is submitting an application for initial approval from the Planning Board.
Fivesquares’ project application divides the roughly 15-acre site into six sections and describes the development plans for each:
Parcel 1, along Tuckerman Lane near the intersection with Cloister Drive, is slated for a 220-foot-tall building encompassing about 430,400 square feet.… Read More
Last week, the County Council Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee (PHED Committee) voted unanimously to approve the Grosvenor/Strathmore Minor Master Plan Amendment. The next step is for the full Council to take up the issue in December.
You can learn more about Strathmore Square’s plans on their website.
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From Bethesda Beat
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The Montgomery County Council in coming weeks will take up a draft plan for the transformation of vacant land surrounding the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station in North Bethesda.
The proposal prepared by the Montgomery County Planning Board would permit an estimated 1,397 new housing units on the 15-acre property owned by the Metro system.
In sculptor’s hands, Metro’s old rail cars become kiosks
Tom Maher, 40, center, of Long Island, N.Y., and other Rustic Rebels employees work on a project to transform the vehicle and its parts for new use as outdoor kiosks, outdoor benches, industrial art and other useful objects.…
A new neighborhood could rise over the next decade on the site of a surface parking lot at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station in North Bethesda.
On Thursday, Metro’s board of directors authorized the transit system to negotiate a development agreement for its 412-space parking lot with the developer Fivesquares Development of Washington, D.C.… Read More