Here’s a roundup of the latest development news around Bethesda:
Erickson Living will convert Marriott’s Bethesda Campus into a senior care center. The 33.6-acre property, situated on Fernwood Road, sold for $104.6 million. The developer currently operates 20 senior living communities in 11 states and has local centers in Silver Spring, Catonsville, and Parkville. Marriott is relocating to downtown Bethesda in 2022, when its $600 million headquarters and hotel are complete.
The Knowles Station Project, located in Kensington on the grounds of the former Hawkins’ Produce stand, will be finished in February. The development will include five spaces, including a Verizon store, wine restaurant, gelato shop, and spa.
A development proposal at the Bethesda Farm Women’s Market will be reviewed by the Montgomery County Planning Board in February. Developer EYA is seeking to build multifamily housing, townhomes, and retail space on a collection of properties, including two county-owned parking lots near the market. Two dozen businesses have signed and sent a petition to the county urging caution on the development due to its potential impact on local businesses.
County planners approved a five-story, mixed-use development at Bethesda’s Wildwood Manor Shopping Center, which will include apartments, retail, and underground parking, adjacent to the shopping center at 10401 Old Georgetown Road. The project will also include 26,260 square feet of green space.