Bethesda Row

Bethesda, MD

Bethesda Row’s success as a master-planned, transit-oriented and mixed-use project is rooted in Federal Realty Investment Trust’s ability to form lasting private-public partnerships for the purpose of enhancing an already existing neighborhood. Located two blocks from the Bethesda Metro Stop, this project has a total of 531,000 SF spread out over seven city blocks, not all of which are contiguous, and includes both renovated structures and new buildings.

As development consultant and master planner, Street-Works ensured there were sophisticated street and sidewalk designs to fit seamlessly with the surrounding cityscape and its heritage. Today, Bethesda Row is recognized as an outstanding national model for mixed-use, urban planning and was the recipient of the Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence in 2002. In 2002, it also received a Charter Award from the Congress for New Urbanism, Best Block in America Award and Citizen’s Neighborhood Coalition Award for Most Beautiful Place in Bethesda for Phase 1. From its strategic merchandising plan to its creative blend of existing buildings and new architectural infill, the project has become a prototype for Downtown revitalization.

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