East Village Project to Go Before Planning Board

June 10, 2014

The developers behind one White Flint project found that bigger is not always better, even in what’s set to become a much bigger Rockville Pike corridor. Promark and Foulger-Pratt, the joint venture behind the East Village project within the North Bethesda Gateway area, will go to the Planning Board with proposed buildings reduced in height and aiming to provide “a sense of quaintness and a sense of intimacy.” Foulger-Pratt senior vice president Dick Knapp explained how Promark and his firm decided to change the plan from four structures including a 19-story and 16-story tower to what’s basically two six-story residential buildings that won’t exceed 80 feet in height. The project, just south of Nicholson Lane and just east of Huff Court, will go on the existing site of mid-rise office buildings that are 50 years old and in need of redevelopment, said Promark’s Rob Eisinger. The last remaining tenant will be out soon, which would allow for construction to start around September of 2015. (BN)

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