Large Plaza Possible for Bethesda Purple Line Station

September 4, 2013

The Bethesda Purple Line Station could include a large plaza area with connections to the light rail system, the Metro platform below and a separate tunnel that would see bikers and walkers through to Elm Street Park. That’s if Montgomery County can get the owners of the Apex building (7272 Wisconsin Ave.) to agree to tear down the structure so the state or a private vendor can build it. On Tuesday, county planners showed off two options for a new Capital Crescent Trail tunnel and how the Maryland Transit Administration’s preferred option for a Purple Line station would look. What is not yet clear is what development rights the county will give the property owner in exchange. (Bethesda Now)

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