Saturday, May 12, 2018

Donohoe's Gallery Bethesda II apartment tower expected to open late summer (Photos)

The lights are on, but nobody's home at the future Gallery Bethesda II apartment tower at 4850 Rugby Avenue in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. I have some night shots mixed into this construction update to show the interior lighting. The latest news from the building's management firm, Vantage Management, is that delivery is currently on-target for late summer.

Other new details include apartment features like GE Energy Star appliances, Kaindl plank flooring, Moen bath fixtures, Modern West End Collection six-panel interior doors, keyless entry, and built-in USB charging stations in the kitchen and bedrooms.

Gallery II will include 219 units and a generous 12425 SF of retail and restaurant space. Developer Donohoe is aiming for tenants that will draw foot traffic to the plaza Gallery II shares with sister building Gallery Bethesda, compared to the tenant-focused retail in the first building. In fact, the curved corner of the building at Del Ray and Rugby is anticipated for a restaurant use.

Donohoe is also the construction firm for the project, which was designed by WDG Architecture. The award-winning original Gallery Bethesda was the first post-Great Recession project to deliver in downtown Bethesda, and still holds the record for fastest lease-up of this generation of luxury buildings.


Anonymous said...

I hope this project can envigorate that loanly plaza. Lots of retail and restaurants will help, but unfortunately, this area will almost always be in the shade of the phase one building and the very tall Pallisades building. Maybe a comfortable place to hang out and dining during hot and humid summers months, but not so much the rest of the year.

If will be interesting to see if they can indeed draw a destination restaurant to this site. Element 28 gave up and went financial. Redwood went deadwood. Community tanked. Lebanese Tavena is gone. The last few new large designation restaurants I can recall that are located under new high rise residential or office towers were Chang’s, Medium Rare and True Food. With all the new office workers at Marriott, 7272 Wisconsin, 4747 Bethesda and the Avocet Tower (former police station), two new hotels, and 3500 new multi family housing units in the pipeline, maybe there will be increased demand for fine dining.

Anonymous said...

Great architecture!!!!! About time.

Robert Dyer said...

7:28: Something strange has happened to the dining market in MoCo over the last two years - virtually everything opening is either an ethnic cuisine or fast casual. That's not the case in D.C., where a wide variety of sit-down restaurants of all cuisine types continue to open.