8008 Wisconsin will include up to 140 luxury apartments, 15% of which will be affordable units, and up to 4,500 SF of retail space. Most of the latter will be taken up by a restaurant located at the corner of Woodmont and Cordell Avenues, which will have outdoor seating.
The project area includes the former surplus store on Wisconsin, and the "beer house" at Cordell and Woodmont. It has been delayed for months by complications to the site plan created by the county's proposed Bus Rapid Transit plans. A BRT station would be located at the Cordell-Wisconsin intersection. The problem is, the right-of-way the county is demanding Douglas comply with on this one property cannot possibly be continued down both sides of Wisconsin all the way to Bethesda Avenue. There are properties in the way that have no intention of moving. In fact, one is historic and cannot be moved or demolished.
So, what's the point?
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