Federal Realty to Move Headquarters to Pike and Rose

Federal Realty announced that it has topped out at 909 Rose in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose neighborhood. The 200,000-square-foot Class A office building will include Federal’s new headquarters. 

“Federal is proud to work with DAVIS Construction for the first time. With more than 100 years of combined history in Montgomery County, it has been great to partner on a project that will bring an additional 1,000 office employees to the Pike & Rose neighborhood each workday,” said Jay Brinson, Director of Development, Federal Realty.

“The topping out of 909 Rose is a testament to the full team effort that contributed to this project,” said Tyler Moyer of DAVIS Construction. “There was a great deal of rain at the start and we thought we might fall behind schedule. However, we prevailed to meet the project timeline thanks to Miller & Long who stepped up to the plate and got it done.”

909 Rose is a new, mixed-use, 200,000-square-foot Class A office building with ground floor retail. The building includes a dedicated office lobby with shared amenity spaces including a fitness center with full service locker rooms, bike storage, and a rooftop lounge and terrace. With a Wired Silver Certification, 909 Rose is the most interconnected and cloud-ready office building in the Washington Metro region.

Offering a Federal Realty planned and managed neighborhood, 909 Rose is easily accessible from all major highways and public transportation (one block to Metro’s Red Line), and has abundant on-site parking.

Since its opening in 2014, the transit-oriented neighborhood has grown to 391,000 square feet, including over 40 tenants of thoughtfully merchandized retail space. The selection of restaurants (including Summer House Santa Monica, Fogo de Chao, &pizza, Baked Bear and Julii), retailers (including REI, Sephora, H&M, L.L.Bean and Sur La Table), a state-of-the-art Porsche dealership, and unique entertainment offerings (iPic Theaters, Pinstripes and AMP by Strathmore) have created a one-of-a-kind retail environment. The neighborhood is fully enhanced by the offerings of 99 luxury condominiums and penthouses uniquely positioned above Canopy by Hilton, a 177-key boutique hotel; 80,000 square feet of fully leased best-in-class office space; 765 luxury apartments; and a 17,000-square-foot rooftop farm.

Upon completion of Phase III, total investment at Pike & Rose will be approximately $700 million. For additional information about Pike & Rose, visit www.pikeandrose.com.

Canopy by Hilton’s Rooftop Terrace at Pike & Rose — the place to be this summer

From Bethesda Beat

The area atop the Canopy by Hilton in North Bethesda features an all-day menu, three communal tables and a variety of outdoor games. Now instead of hockey, patrons can play giant Jenga, Connect 4 and cornhole. Customers can grab craft beers from local breweries, including Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus.

The Happy Hour menu from 4-7 p.m. offers items such as Korean pork sliders, rockfish street tacos and deep-fried artichoke hearts, all for between $6 and $8.50. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for $5 to $10.

The hotel opened a skating rinkabout four months ago on its rooftop, and will keep up with the changing seasons with the updated terrace area.

New Year’s Fun at Pike & Rose

One of these fun New Year’s activities is sure to be the perfect one for you!

Ring in the New Year at Pinstripes, December 31, 7:30 pm

Enjoy a night of dinner, drinks, live music and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. No Cover Charge.

New Year’s Eve at Summer House

Monday, December 31 Brunch 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Happy Hour 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

While holiday–goers love a snowy New Year’s Eve, start the final night of 2018 surrounded by beach decor and summer vibes at Summer House! On Monday, December 31, Summer House Santa Monica will be open for brunch (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and dinner (4:00 PM – 10:00 PM) and serving up California inspired classics for your holiday feast

Join Owen’s Ordinary on New Year’s Eve for a rollicking night of revelry featuring far too many brews, fine food, mirth and merriment as we bid farewell to 2018 in style. The theme again is all things Steampunk for our third annual NYE fete.

*ALL INCLUSIVE* tickets provide an open bar featuring an impressive selection of some of our favorite brews, as well as select liquors/cocktails and wine, plus a champagne toast at midnight. Our chef and his culinary team will serve a savory cocktail party menu of hors d’oeuvres and savory bites throughout the evening and the DJ will make sure the dance floor is steampunk pumping all night.

So many fun holiday events this weekend!


Tree Lighting at The Plaza at North Bethesda Market, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM

11418 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Celebrate the season with the North Bethesda Market Tree Lighting featuring carols and holiday favorites performed by the Jonathan Moody Band & The Rockville Singers! Free festivities include a visit from Santa Claus, holiday treats, hot chocolate & more.  Get your free tickets today.

Let it Snow at Pike & Rose, every Friday and Saturday 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm

Come play in the Pike & Rose winter wonderland. Celebrate the season and make memories in Rose Park every Friday & Saturday now through December 22nd when snow will fall at 6, 7 and 8pm to the sounds of some of your favorite holiday tunes.


Stop by the Beach at Pike & Rose to check out their Christmas Tree selection! Stop by Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 24th-December December 23rd.


Federal Realty requests faster creation of Pike District amenities

From Bethesda Beat

Earlier this month, Federal Realty’s chief executive officer sent County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council a letter airing grievances related to development in the White Flint area near Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. CEO Donald Wood complained that road upgrade projects have fallen behind schedule, progress is sluggish on creating parks and civic spaces and the county isn’t adequately following through on the goals outlined in the White Flint Sector Plan passed in 2010. Moreover, the county hasn’t seemed receptive to Federal Realty Investment Trust’s push for financial incentives for a new office project, he wrote.

The four-page letter concluded with a list of requests—that the county condemn a piece of property necessary to complete the “Western Workaround” road project; furnish the company with financial incentives to construct a 210,000-square-foot office building at Pike & Rose; build a street grid in White Flint West; build a new Metro entrance; and build a civic green at the center of White Flint, among other items. Wood included suggested deadlines, written in bold, for several of the requests.

In response, the county’s chief administrative officer, Timothy Firestine, wrote that market forces, decisions of private property owners and strict state policies have all reined in the pace of White Flint’s transformation. These factors are largely out of the county’s hands, he said.

Amy Ginsburg, executive director of the advocacy group Friends of White Flint, said she understands Federal Realty’s frustration and desire to see parks and road improvements materialize. She also sympathizes with the constraints the county faces because of the roles played by the state and private landholders.

“Everyone wishes the county could wave a magic wand and poof! We’d have everything that’s in the plan tomorrow,” she said. “And it sadly doesn’t work that way.”

You can read the rest of the article at Bethesda Beat. (And we urge you to do so — this is an important and interesting issue for the White Flint/Pike District area.)

You ought to also read the actual letter Federal Realty sent to Montgomery County and Montgomery County’s official response.


The Beach at Pike and Rose is the place to be this summer

This summer the neighborhood has a new hang spot. Dip your toes in the sand while you kickback in an L.L. Bean adirondack with an Orange Crush (it is the beach cocktail) and relax.

Open daily, The Beach is the place to meet for lunch, play games and enjoy your staycation.

On Friday and Saturday, The Beach Bar, hosted by Ridgewells Catering is open from 4pm to 9pm-ish (beach vibes and summer weather dependent).

Just announced! Join Sport & Health for FREE outdoor fitness classes. More info here.

Check out the live webcam and some photos from social media from the Beach  at Pike and Rose.

Planning Board Takes Up White Flint Projects

On May 3, The Planning Board will review the Site Plan Amendment for Pike and Rose (Phase I and II) as well as the Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) for a Signature Business Headquarters.

ZTA No. 18-05 amends the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance to create a new use for a Signature Business Headquarters, and to provide a process for approval of a Signature Business Headquarters plan. SRA 18-02 amends the Subdivision Regulations to create an administrative subdivision process for a Signature Business Headquarters under certain standards

Planning staff recommends approval of ZTA No. 18-05 to create a new use for a Signature Business Headquarters, and to provide a process for approval of a Signature Business Headquarters plan. Staff also recommends approval of SRA 18-02 to create an administrative subdivision process for a Signature Business Headquarters under certain standards. Staff believes that ZTA 18-05 and SRA 18-05 provide economic development tools to help the County attract jobs and residents, increase its tax base and achieve master plan goals for specific communities while maintaining the public input component of the development review process that is vital to all planning decisions.

Pike and Rose, Phase I: Site Plan Amendment No. 82012002D

Request to revise the Phase I Public Use Space plan; modify the Public Benefit Points and Development Program to reflect addition of solar panels and bikeshare stations, and removal of daycare center; and minor modifications to reflect as-built conditions.

Pike and Rose Phase II, Site Plan Amendment 82013012D

Request to revise the design of Building 3B and associated parking garage within Block 3; update Public Benefit Points to reflect addition of solar panels and bikeshare stations, and removal of daycare center; modify the bicycle parking provided; and minor modifications to reflect as-built conditions.

More information is available at http://montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda-item/may-03-2018/

Pike Central Farm Market Opens Saturday April 28

Mark your calendars for the opening of Pike Central Farm Market Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. The market is located at Pike and Rose in the REI Parking Lot, 910 Rose Ave. There’s two hours of free parking in the convenient garage.

Enjoy live music, great farmers, free Kids Club, balloon creations for the kids and much more! Just a few more days until you can once again enjoy fresh and local food from our favorite farmer’s market.

The Block Asian Food Hall Coming to Pike and Rose in 2019

From Washingtonian Magazine

At Annandale’s The Block, you can get Thai noodle soups alongside doughnut ice cream sandwiches, poke bowls, and chicken nuggets. But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming from a second, larger location of the food hall in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose development, set to debut in late 2019.

The Block’s Maryland outpost will span 8,500 square feet with 250-to-300 seats, eight food stalls, and a bar. Although the exact lineup isn’t finalized, co-owner Arturo Mei says potential stalls will serve Asian street foods and Nashville hot chicken. They’re also looking to create a breakfast concept similar to Eggslut, an LA-based chain known for its brioche bun egg sandwiches (here with an Asian twist).

The space itself will incorporate shipping containers with mezzanine seating on top, and communal tables throughout the hall. String lights and lots of greenery are designed to give the place an outdoor feel like night markets in Asia. It’s not official yet, but the layout may possibly include a couple karaoke rooms.
Read the entire article here.