February 08, 2011

Clark Completes North Bethesda Market

BETHESDA, Md. – Clark Construction Group, LLC, has completed construction of The JBG Companies' North Bethesda Market in North Bethesda, Md. The multiple-component project brings luxury accommodations to the area, as well as new retail options. Among the construction highlights was erecting the 24-story residential tower, the tallest building in Montgomery County, Md. Located on Rockville Pike, just south of the White Flint Metro station, North Bethesda Market is a $166 million, 1.2 million square-foot mixed-use complex. Clark constructed three separate buildings supported by a five-level below-grade parking garage, and a landscaped plaza common area. In addition, the team installed a new road, Paseo Drive, to service the project. Market East, North Bethesda Market's 24-story residential tower, features 189 apartments while Market West, a midrise building, includes 210 apartments spread over four floors, a third-floor courtyard, outdoor dining area, fitness center, pool, and e-lounge. On Market West's ground level is a 63,000 square-foot Whole Foods. Clark also built a two-story, 36,000 square-foot structural steel retail building adjacent to the two residential buildings. Clark Concrete poured more than 63,000 cubic yards of concrete on the project and incorporated a substantial amount of exposed concrete in the Whole Foods space. For these efforts, the project earned an 2010 Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington.

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