Washington Property Company has filed its site plan for the Eastham's Exxon property at 7100 Wisconsin Avenue with the Montgomery County Planning Department.
The dimensions of the mixed-use building remain the same: 12 stories along Wisconsin, stepping down to 45' at the rear of the structure.
More details of the public amenity space can be seen in the new image below.
However, the two renderings are deceptive, so I have added an aerial view, which gives a truer representation of how the building will literally "eat" neighboring Crescent Plaza like a large grizzly bear. Residents on the affected side of Crescent Plaza did not have knowledge that views would be lost at the time they purchased their condos. At that time, the Eastham's property was not zoned to allow a 12-story, mixed-use development.
Publicly, parties state that Crescent Plaza residents are thrilled with the final plan. But I continue to invite any Crescent Plaza resident who disagrees with that assessment to give their side of the story in the comments below.
The new building will contain 145 apartments, a parking garage and well over 6000 square feet of retail and commercial space. 15% of the units will be MPDUs. By my calculation, that comes to 21 affordable units in a town where there is a demand for thousands.
Meanwhile, the loss of Eastham's will create more automobile trips in search of gas and auto repairs. Not everyone in Bethesda has concierge, valet dealership maintenance, nor a luxury car.