Bethesda Thinking Big

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Planners in Bethesda are thinking big, with grand plans to remake the downtown area with enhanced commercial, retail and residential space. While leaders are focused on the future it’s important to consider that it’s been a decades-long process to get the community even to the point where it is now. At one time Downtown Bethesda was supplemented by only a few restaurants, a toy store and a hardware store.

When the Metro Red Line extended to Bethesda in the mid 1980s, the city really began to take shape, bringing a number of high-rise buildings to the area. These were later joined by new restaurants, movie theaters and hotels, with a pedestrian-friendly vibe.

Now, years later, county planners have their eye on the future again, this time with a brand new plan to develop Bethesda. For three years planners have been busy designing what it will look like, extending housing, retail and commercial space downtown, and even allowing for taller buildings. As well, plans call for constructing a Purple Line light rail station in the area.

Marriott International is one of the first to announce it hopes to join in with county planners by moving thousands of employees from their current location near the Capital Beltway to a future 22-story office building close to the Metro in Downtown Bethesda. In addition, the company also plans to replace a low-rise commercial building in the area with a new hotel.

It’s hoped that more large companies will follow Marriott’s lead. While right now about 10,000 people live in Downtown Bethesda, about 37,000 people work there. It’s hoped new changes will bring 14,000 more jobs over the next two decades.

In addition, plans call for more walkways, bike lanes and small parks, as well as the encouragement of more affordable housing. Already, several condos in the area top $1 million.

Bethesda Condos For Sale

Bethesda Condos For Sale

19 Properties
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$3,999,000
Neighborhood: Edgemoor
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,484
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
48
Days on Site
MDMC2072094
MLS
WELCOME TO YOUR SOPHISTICATED RESIDENCE AT THE LAUREN, WITH OVER 3,400 SQUARE FEET OF LUXURY CONDO LIVING. Upon entering the gracious foyer from your PRIVATE ELEVATOR, you will immediately take in...
$3,995,000
Neighborhood: Edgemoor
2
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,779
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
68
Days on Site
MDMC2069840
MLS
Custom renovated and FULLY FURNISHED luxury penthouse by acclaimed designer Mary Douglas Drysdale. Designer furnishings, including Janus et Cie outdoor furniture and living and dining furniture from...
$3,975,000
Neighborhood: Edgemoor
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,780
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
71
Days on Site
MDMC2069206
MLS
Set atop a quiet corner overlooking vibrant downtown Bethesda, this is a rare opportunity to own a stunning, contemporary 2780 sq ft residence in coveted Hampden Row with a spectacular, one of a kind...
$1,849,000
Neighborhood: Stonehall
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,415
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
191
Days on Site
MDMC2052098
MLS
Park in circular drive for 20 min w/parking pass from Front Desk. We’re pleased to present this exquisite 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath (3rd bath plumbed) Condo in the luxurious Stonehall Condominium,...
$1,650,000
Neighborhood: Bethesda
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,450
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
58
Days on Site
MDMC2071140
MLS
Welcome to The Lauren, downtown Bethesda's most sought-after address. This luxury building, finished in 2016, is replete with amenities including a 24-hour front desk/concierge, secure access,...
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Lionsgate
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,733
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
179
Days on Site
MDMC2052630
MLS
Location, Location, Location! Welcome to this beautiful and spacious two bedroom, two full bath with den condo in the sought after Lionsgate building. Step Inside and notice the gleaming hard wood...
$825,000
Neighborhood: Bethesda
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,049
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
46
Days on Site
MDMC2072566
MLS
Located in one of Bethesda's most elegant buildings, The Stonehall, this light-filled and enchanting corner unit features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, two side by side assigned parking spaces, and a large...
$765,000
Neighborhood: Sumner Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,850
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
174
Days on Site
MDMC2054394
MLS
First floor 1850 square foot 2 Bedroom - 2 Full Bath condo with 2 private balconies! Nice and bright! Fantastic layout, the open foyer welcomes you into the formal dining room. Step down into the...
$749,000
Neighborhood: Sumner Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,768
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
22
Days on Site
MDMC2075118
MLS
Sought after floor plan ,2 BR Den, Large Kitchen, Corian counters, ceramic tile back splash, abundant with nice Maple cabinets under counter lights, pantry, and washer/dryer. Step down to cozy Den...
$599,000
Neighborhood: Stonehall
2
Beds
1
Baths
784
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
52
Days on Site
MDMC2071900
MLS
Great price in downtown Bethesda for a turn-key luxurious condo in a beautiful building. Rarely available 2 bedroom 1 bath with a private balcony corner unit in the luxury Stonehall condominium in...
$560,000
Neighborhood: Sumner Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,524
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
12
Days on Site
MDMC2075962
MLS
Lovely top floor apartment, 2 BR, 2 BA with loads of windows and balcony off Living Room. Den features fireplace and wall of built-in cabinetry. Double-pane windows and doors to balcony have all...
$549,900
Neighborhood: Whitley Park Condominium
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,863
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
27
Days on Site
MDMC2066226
MLS
Don't miss this gorgeous top floor unit at Whitley Park with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a den! Recently updated and one of the largest units in this luxury hi-rise building, this penthouse-level...

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