Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sidewalk closure sign displayed at Cheval Bethesda construction site (Photos)

The construction site of the Cheval Bethesda ultra-luxury condo tower is one of the few in Montgomery County to display the newly-required sidewalk closure sign. It gives the permit number issued to the project by the County. The bad news it that it appears the sidewalk will be closed through January 2018.

Also, the tower crane is going up on the site. A few days back, an award-winning mobile crane joined the project. You can see that the supports that stabilize that crane are among the objects that are utilizing the sidewalk along the Fairmont Avenue side of the project.
Tower crane going up
(above jiffy johns)
The tower of the
tower crane
 


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pictures at day AND night?!?!? Way to go Robbie!!!

Robert Dyer said...

7:11: News in Bethesda doesn't stop after bankers' hours, despite what the Post and Washingtonian think.

Anonymous said...

#DirtyBetty

Anonymous said...

#GOP=TheLemonParty

Anonymous said...

Local legacy print media folks are touting the fact that they log off at 5pm and don't cover anything that happens in MoCo in the evening. Really strange, even for a old weekly newspaper or monthly magazine.

Anonymous said...

7:37 and 7:45 - Vulgarity is no substitute for wit. Grow up.

Jason said...

Do the developers get fined if they don't open the sidewalk by the target date?

Anonymous said...

Funny how Polly Prissypants @ 8:00 am knows exactly what those two phrases mean.

Anonymous said...

Polly Prissypants. Never been called that before. That's funny.

Knowledge is knowledge. I'm pretty well-versed in crude. And there's urban dictionary if I get stumped.

Thanks for your concern and have a pleasant day.

Anonymous said...

Is this closure on Fairmont or Old Georgetown? Yesterday they were doing work to the sidewalk itself on Old Georgetown, so people were forced to walk in the street. Today, Fairmont is closed entirely so no cars can get through.

I feel sorry for the businesses on Fairmont -- it's like non-stop construction on that street for years, and I'm sure it turns away potential customers who don't want to deal with the hassle of going to their business.

Anonymous said...

Did your skin melt while taking photos in the daylight?

#dyerisavampire

Anonymous said...

Sidewalk closure signage?? here it's a sign... i'm stumped

Anonymous said...

Pronounced "see-NAHZH", you Philistines.

Anonymous said...

Is this the biggest news of the day or is BM just #sleeping so you cannot come up with anything more interesting Robbie?

Anonymous said...

Can 11:59AM translate his lament into English for the rest of us to understand?

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Anonymous said...

1:23 PM If that's about Long & Foster coming to the Darcy empty retail space, Dyer reported that two weeks ago :)

Robert Dyer said...

1:23: Good news, bad spam. I reported that weeks ago. #scooped

Robert Dyer said...

Jason - Probably not. Remember how Berliner's 2007 law was supposed to prevent long-term sidewalk closures altogether during construction? That's never been enforced, and now this is actually a weaker standard of having to post a sign saying, "Yes, we've closed the sidewalk if you didn't notice."

Robert Dyer said...

11:59: You must have missed my two big scoops earlier this morning. And capping it off with a useful pedestrian and business update for Fairmont Avenue. Wake up.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to 12:32 pm what the word "lament" actually means?

Anonymous said...

From Oxford Dictionary
n.
1.2 An expression of regret or disappointment; a complaint: there were constant laments about the conditions of employment

There ya go 7:19PM.

petric shone said...

Nice sharing!