Friday, September 04, 2015
Steamers property on the market for redevelopment in Bethesda (Photos)
The interesting question now is, will Tía Queta become the pink house in Friendship Heights, or cash out to join their plot with the Steamers land? There's no doubt Tía Queta's owners are in the catbird seat, and would likely have the new landowner of the Steamers site over a barrel to pay top dollar.
Combining the properties could allow a more substantial residential tower, but would deprive the Woodmont Triangle of a favorite restaurant on quiet Del Ray Avenue. Any new tower would be on the same block as Donohoe's successful Gallery Bethesda luxury apartments (4800 Auburn Avenue), and Donohoe's future twin tower to that 17-story building.