July 30, 2013

7770 Norfolk – A 17-Story Residential Tower – Rises in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. – Clark Construction has started construction on 7770 Norfolk, a 17-story residential and retail building in downtown Bethesda for a joint venture partnership including The JBG Companies, ROSS  Development & Investment and CIM Group. The project was awarded to Clark under a $55 million contract.

The post-tensioned concrete tower will feature 244 apartment units, approximately 6,000 square-feet of ground level retail, four levels of below-grade parking, and a resort-style pool deck and lounge on the rooftop. The building will be wrapped in a glass window wall system with metal panels, shadow boxes, and glass railings. At the building's periphery, the team will construct 5,000 square feet of hardscaping and landscaping.

7770 Norfolk is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.

Clark began construction this summer by demolishing the existing structures and will subsequently commence relocating overhead utilities belowground and providing support to surrounding structures. The project is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2015.

The design team includes The Preston Partnership, Washington, D.C., architect of record; FXFOWLE Architects, Washington, D.C., design architect; and Cecconi Simone, Inc., Toronto, interior designer. Additional project partners include Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson, Silver Spring, Md., structural engineer; Summit Engineers, Inc., Arlington, Va., MEP engineers; and VIKA Maryland, LLC, Germantown, Md., civil engineer.