Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bethesda's Auburn Avenue Project Approved

The Montgomery County Planning Board has unanimously approved plans submitted by Auburn Building Associates LP, for Auburn Avenue, a condominium project to be located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Norfolk Avenue in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle - across the street from Imagination Stage. The approved plans call for a 126,000-s.f., nine-story building featuring 60 residential units (nine being moderately priced dwelling units),19,000 s.f. of office space, and 12,000 s.f. of retail (with DCmud hoping the Italian deli now at this location finds a home in new the building). There will also be a two-story, below ground parking space for 140 vehicles. Although final renderings of the project have not been released, initial designs included extensive use of glass along the northeastern perimeter of the building. Bethesda-based SK&I is designing the building.

The developer, which has already announced that DC artist Mindy Weisel will create an oxidized green copper structure for the fa├žade of the building, hopes to have the final site plan and all project specifics ready around the end of the year. The county had approved the project up to 110 feet, but the developer is planning to cap the project at 90 feet. The site is currently occupied by two and three story office buildings.

4 comments: on Aug 22, 2007, 7:02:00 PM said...

Hey Ken,

I have been doing quite a bit of research on Mindy and havent found a thing on her but painting and similar artwork. Do you know how or why the developer chose Mindy for her input?

Ken on Aug 22, 2007, 8:04:00 PM said...

Jesse, I don't know why they chose her. Hopefully I will have an answer by tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like it will be a fantastic project! Who are the developers?

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