Friday, March 13, 2015

New renderings of Lot 667 restaurant-retail project in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle (Photos)

The reimagining of several vacant Greenhill Capital properties, collectively referred to as Lot 667, took a leap forward this week. Local architecture firm Steven J. Karr AIA, Inc., posted new renderings of the project online. Most significant among the changes since my last update on the project is a building addition linking the former Fresh Grill building with its Fairmont Avenue neighbor, home to Bold Bite.
Fairmont Avenue
This addition expands on the "Windows on Woodmont Triangle" design of Karr's Norfolk-Cordell II building, with a facade that is dominated by glass on both of its two levels. Steven Karr says that glass curtainwall will "evoke a sense of transparency and coherency to the complex as a whole."
Goodbye, BlackFinn.
Hello, Norfolk Avenue retail.
Some interesting rooftop spaces are also included, as is new retail space on both St. Elmo and Norfolk Avenues. The revamp will also repair damage to several of the Lot 667 structures caused during excavation on an adjacent property several years ago. That damage was what led to most of them becoming vacant, as the buildings were deemed unsafe to be occupied. 4901-A only became vacant after tenant BlackFinn reportedly fell behind on rent payments and closed.
Public space
1877 SF of public space will also be added to the site, and a service court will handle both stormwater management and loading/delivery access, with the latter being facilitated by the existing St. Elmo Avenue driveway.
St. Elmo Avenue retail, public
space and driveway to access
loading area for delivery vehicles
All renderings courtesy Steven J. Karr AIA, Inc.
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks okay in the rendering, but they will go cheap on the material selection like they always do.

Anonymous said...

Are they planning to run Bold Bite out of town? Probably. You would think they would include Bold Bite on the rendering out of respect for their existing tenant who will be adversely affected by this construction.

Bob said...

In the video "thewebsitewhichshallnotbenamed" posted you can see on the awning more clearly it says "dogs & fries"

Bob said...

Can Karr or Greenhill share their thoughts on why they only ever go one or two stories? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

Given that The Roof was on the third floor of that building, that must have been why they failed.

Hans Riemer obviously talked them into building so insanely high.

Friends of Woodmont Triangle said...

We endorse this project.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Leonard Greenberg. LOL

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THE MOCO MACHINE WHEN YOU NEED THEM?!

Robert Dyer said...

11:58: Hello, Dan Reed. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Who is dan reed?

Anonymous said...

Dyer is king of not following up on conversations that don't suit his agenda.

Anonymous said...

Dyer is a pig boy sent to enslave mankind.