Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Eastham's site sealed off on Fairmont Avenue (Photos)

Security fencing has gone up around the former BP gas station that served as temporary home for the legendary Eastham's ServiCenter, at the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road. The service station and office building next door will be demolished to make way for Duball, LLC's Cheval Bethesda luxury condo tower.

That building is expected to deliver in 2017.



17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many low-income units will this building have?

Anonymous said...

Why no rant about "5,000 mentally ill black people being dumped into a one-block area", this time?

Anonymous said...

6:04 - You have some explaining to do!

Robert Dyer said...

6:04: Nobody ever made that statement. You're playing the race card, not anybody else. This building is right by Metro, and County services. Great planning. I have no idea what you're ranting about. Trump derangement syndrome?

Cordell Pugh said...

Do you know when demolition will start?

Anonymous said...

It's not "right near Metro", it's 3/4 miles away, outside the optimum 1/2 mile walk shed, and only slightly closer than Westbard is to Friendship Heights.

G. Money said...

It's 0.2 mi. Your Google Maps are broken. All of 'em.

Anonymous said...

How in the world are they going to put a building on only the former gas station site? It isn't nearly big enough. No mention of building next door going down but it'll have to in order to fix an apartment building.

Anonymous said...

This building is steps to Metro. Great location.

Anonymous said...

D'oh! Wrong thread. I was referring to the police station and old folks home.

As you were, gentlemen. Keep calm and carry on.

Robert Dyer said...

10:28: I did mention, and link to a more-detailed report about, the demolition of the office building next door.

Anonymous said...

Big contrast to the gas station across the street that will become a bank.

Anonymous said...

That 2017 delivery date surely will slide to 2018.

Anonymous said...

Oops! My bad. I wonder about the future of Positano. That's a pretty big restaurant. Is that going too?
No one would miss in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

That new bank is the ugliest and tightest squeeze building I've seen. It's awful!

Robert Dyer said...

1:19' No, Positano will remain.

Anonymous said...

Positano luckily owns their building