Town planning council is expected to approve 60 apartments on Avondale Street

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A rendering of the proposed apartment building on Avondale Street.

via the Montgomery County Planning Council

The Montgomery County Planning Council is expected to approve the development of a seven-story, 60-unit apartment building in Bethesda next week.

In June, SJ Investment Corp. has filed a site plan with the Montgomery County Planning Council, usually the last step in the three-phase approval process.

If the plan is approved as planned, the developer will demolish two existing two-story homes at 4526 and 4530 Avondale St. and replace them with a 60-apartment residential building.

At a meeting last year to discuss the project with neighbors, project managers said all units, including nine designated as affordable housing, will be studios or one-bedroom units.

The project would include up to 55,000 square feet of development, according to Planning Board documents.

It would have an underground car park of about 22 spaces. There will be 29 bicycle parking spaces in a locked room in the garage.

The site is approximately 400 meters from the Bethesda subway station and close to a future Violet Line station. The development application also cites the availability of public transportation services as a transportation option that residents are expected to use.

The developer says the project is designed to “target a particular type of resident – individuals looking to live close to all the amenities that downtown Bethesda has to offer, but at a more affordable price than most. online skyscraper options in the area. “

The new building will include a gym, lounge, rooftop recreation area and picnic areas.

The staff of the Planning Department recommended approval of the project. The planning council will review the plans at a meeting on September 30.

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at caitlynn.peetz@bethesdamagazine.com

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