Wrecking Ball Coming to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle

by BethesdaNow.com — January 16, 2013 at 11:35 am 4 Comments


The developer behind a 17-story apartment building in the middle of Woodmont Triangle may soon have demolition permits, which will cause a few construction pains in one of Bethesda’s most popular commercial areas.

Chevy Chase-based JBG Cos. is finalizing its permits with Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services and demolition on the green awning-adorned building at 4900 Fairmont Ave. could start this quarter, according to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Director Ken Hartman.

Preparation for the demolition has already caused some construction traffic on Fairmont Avenue, where crews have been building the 17-story Bainbridge Bethesda apartment across the street. Expect that traffic to increase and some temporary closures of Fairmont Avenue when construction begins.

Hartman also said work on an apartment complex slated for the old Bethesda Post Office at 7001 Arlington Rd. could start this quarter.

  • Alisa Rivkin

    This is TERRIBLE! I hate what’s happening to Bethesda. After 22 years in NYC the thing I like most around here is being able to see the sky. We don’t need more over-priced condos and chain restaurants or banks.

  • Teyo

    I’m not generally opposed to tall apartment buildings, but a 17 story building at that site will totally dominate the small triangle park at the intersection of Woodmont and Norfolk.

    • Nicholas

      There’s already a 14-story building, the Landow Building, on the same block as the park, how bad can this one be across the street?

  • Kristel Kate

    We can’t help it, more and more investors welcome in the future. We need to accept it that there are things taller than us 😀 but the building is not bad after all. It’s more like same style as commercial awning pittsburgh.


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