Monday, April 01, 2013

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY TO BE DEMOLISHED FOR RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION AT OLD GEORGETOWN AND ALTA VISTA ROADS IN BETHESDA (PHOTOS)

Say goodbye to the American College of Cardiology on Old Georgetown Road. The college's entire campus will be obliterated soon, if the Montgomery County Planning Board approves the Bethesda Mews development plan on April 11.

Bethesda Mews will be a residential subdivision of 29 single-family homes, 3 townhouse lots, and 2 duplexes. The duplexes are to look like single-family homes to skirt the Master Plan recommendation for SFHs along this part of Old Georgetown Road.

If you examine this duplex sketch below - I'm not fooled, are you?

A lot of green space is going to be lost with this plan, but at least it's not an urban "town center."

Camberley Avenue will be extended through the neighborhood to Alta Vista Road. It's going to be a nice place to live for the new residents, with the Bethesda Trolley Trail running right alongside. On the other hand, existing residents along Camberley will now have cut-through traffic to deal with.

One final note on this site: Bethesda Mews will be on, or in close proximity to, the former location of Bethesda Park. Bethesda Park was an 1890s amusement park on the trolley line at Alta Vista.  The amusement park burnt down in 1897.  It's a fascinating piece of Bethesda history for which, sadly, there is little-to-no memorabilia or detailed documentation.

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