June 05, 2008

Clark Construction Begins Work at 1.2 Million SF North Bethesda Market

BETHESDA, Md. – Clark Construction Group has begun work on North Bethesda Market, a $150 million, 1.2-million-square-foot mixed use complex in Rockville, Md. Developed by The JBG Companies of Chevy Chase, Md., North Bethesda Market consists of three separate buildings: a 24-story apartment building with retail space, a six story apartment building, and a two-story retail facility.

The three buildings, located along Rockville Pike and near the White Flint Metro station, will share a common plaza and paseo, which will provide access to the buildings from the streets north and south of the development. Clark is constructing five levels of underground parking beneath the buildings.

The centerpiece of North Bethesda Market's residential component is the 24-story apartment tower, the tallest in Montgomery County, Md. The nearly 200 residences in the tower will have sweeping views of Washington, D.C. and Rockville, Md. The second residential building, a mid-rise structure with 210 units, will also feature a third-floor courtyard, outdoor dining area, fitness center, pool, and e-Lounge.

North Bethesda Market's retail space includes a 60,000 square-foot Whole Foods Market on the ground floor of the mid-rise residential building, a 50,000 square-foot fitness center in the residential tower building, a freestanding 36,000-square-foot, two-story building, and 57,000 square feet of additional retail throughout the complex.

HKS, P.C., of Washington, D.C. is the architect of North Bethesda Market. Additional project partners include Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates, P.A. of Rockville, Md., structural engineer; Cosentini Associates of New York, MEP engineer; Johnson Bernat Associates, Inc. of Rockville, Md., civil engineer; Nelson Byrd Woltz of Charlottesville, Va., landscape architect; and Carlyn and Company of Great Falls, Va., interior designer.

Substantial completion of North Bethesda Market is expected in August 2010.