Thursday, January 28, 2016
Donohoe files for permits to begin construction on The Rugby residential tower in Bethesda
The two buildings will frame the already-completed pedestrian plaza at 4800 Auburn Avenue, and Donohoe is aiming for restaurant-retail tenants with the 14,520 SF of commercial space in the project. Such tenants will help activate the plaza, which already hosts several public art pieces. The Rugby will house 221 residential units; the market will likely decide whether those units end up being rental or condos. Beneath the building will be a 3-level underground parking garage.
Donohoe expects a 2017 delivery, and will once again serve as its own construction contractor. Among the buildings to be demolished is the Miller and Long office at the intersection of Del Ray and Rugby. In a nice touch, that building's distinctive facade has been incorporated into The Rugby by WDG architecture, the design firm on the project.
The completed dual towers and plaza will be one of the central gathering places of the future, redeveloped Woodmont Triangle neighborhood.
Rendering courtesy Donohoe/WDG