The Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) has submitted their Sketch Plan to the Planning Board. The proposed residential project will have up to 188,500 square feet of residential density on 2.66 acres of land located on Nebel Street at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road. This will be a multifamily affordable housing project with structured parking and open spaces. Twenty-five percent of the units will be MPDUs. The proposed maximum height is 80 feet.
The Sketch Plan concept shows 18 three-bedroom units, 84 two-bedroom units, 55 one-bedroom units, and 13 efficiency units, for a total of 170 units. There is a courtyard amenity space on the north elevation, an overlook area at the west end of the development, and an entry plaza at the southeast corner. The South Parcel will used as a Public Open Space and developed as a pocket park.
For comparison’s sake, Amazon’s regional footprint is larger than the size of the entire Silver Spring commercial real estate footprint (7.4 million square feet of office, 3.1 million square feet of retail). You’d think that some of that bounty would just fall into our laps, given the more than 5 dozen leases and an enormous (and growing) real estate footprint. And yet, by my count, the total Mo Co real estate footprint of the behemoth is only 0.9% of its regional total.
Another big tech firm that is gobbling up real estate across the DMV is Microsoft. Overall, it appears that Microsoft’s real estate footprint in the region is 2.8 million square feet and growing. Montgomery County’s share? Try 53,000 square feet, down about 60% from a few years ago, and representing only 1.9% of Microsoft’s regional real estate footprint.
Based on U.S. Census defined retail categories, the average retailer in Fairfax is earning $400,000 more than in Montgomery County! In fact, in just about every major retail category – other than Miscellaneous Retailers and Health & Personal Care Stores, i.e., your CVS or local hair salon – the sales productivity for the average business is significantly higher across the Potomac. Aside from the County having $2.75 billion less in retail sales to tax than Fairfax, this table brings to light many of the larger challenges to Montgomery County’s business climate as well.
Hank Dietle’s Tavern in North Bethesda could reopen later this month, more than three years after the bar was destroyed by a fire.
In February, the bar was re-approved for a liquor license. The major renovations are done, but there are still a few logistical issues that need to be worked out, the bar’s talent buyer Lisa White told Bethesda Beat on Wednesday. White said she thinks the bar could open this month, although she doesn’t yet know the exact date. Many local and regional bands have expressed interest in playing at the revived Dietle’s, she said.
WHAT: Join for a choose-your-own-adventure night of throwback summer fun. Live arcade games, interactive painting, and amazing food and bevvies from the Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North.
$10 entry to the event includes 90’s themed cocktail, first 100 receive branded fanny pack and entry into a free night giveaway at Canopy. Plus pay-to-play games, ticket reservations ($30) required for Sarah Paints Rappers + complimentary laser photo booth! Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pike-rose-party-like-its-1991-tickets-160240290021
WHO: Outdoor Arcade by SNAP Entertainment, Live Paint-By-Numbers of your favorite icons by Sarah Paints Rappers, Food and Beverages available for purchase at Canopy Central Bar and Café.
SARAH PAINTS RAPPERS: Celebrate Pride at the specialty Paint ‘N’ Sip with Sarah Paints Rappers. Paint your favorite rapper or RBG. There is a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your seat! Hand sanitizer will be provided and social distancing will be enforced. For just $30 you get: Supplies for painting, a canvas with outline of artist, and your painting to take home.
Live DJ Set brought to you by All Things Go! Early bird tickets for the All Things Go Music Festival on sale now at www.allthingsgofestival.com
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, July 14th from 5-8pm
WHERE: Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North, 940 Rose Avenue North Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA. Street parking and parking garage available onsite.
Start the summer fun with the kick-off to our Outdoor Yoga Summer Series with ExtendYoga followed by a Mommy + Me Movement and Music class by My Gym Potomac this Saturday, July 10th!
Join ExtendYoga this Saturday, July 10th at 8:30am sharp to start your weekend off with an Outdoor Yoga Flow on the plaza! Focus on linking conscious breath while awakening your strength, energy, and flexibility in a FREE 50min yoga flow! This yoga flow is open to all levels and ages, from non-yogis to advanced yogis with a valid Eventbrite ticket.
Limited Capacity at 50 yogis in their expansive plaza.
Tickets do not guarantee a spot, but only ticketed participants will be given a spot on the day of the class. First come, first served.
Please BYO-mat, water, and sweat towel.
Yoga flow is open to all levels and ages with a valid Eventbrite ticket. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis once check-in opens at 8:15am. Capacity is set to 50 yogis in the plaza. Ticket does not guarantee a spot. If spots are available at 8:30am, walk-ins will be granted access.
Gather your little ones for a class filled with exciting outdoor activities on the plaza! This class is suited for little ones from ages three to six years old with other ages welcome when accompanied by parent support. My Gym Potomac will guide you and your rascals through an hour full of movement and music in a fun, physically engaging environment! This space is safe for children to feel supported when participating and will have them leaving with a smile on their faces and ready for nap time.
Limited capacity at 35 kids in the plaza.
Class will start at 10:00am sharp to beat the heat.
Please BYO-mat and water bottles.
Mommy + Me is open to all ages of children when accompanied by an adult. Eventbrite ticket is required to attend. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis once check-in opens at 9:45am. Capacity is set to 35 kids in the plaza. Ticket does not guarantee a spot. If spots are available at 10:00am, walk-ins will be granted access