North Bethesda Market

A Mixed-Use Community in the Heart of North Bethesda
Clark’s integrated approach fostered a true team environment in which collaboration between our two firms thrived. They leveraged the experience of their project team to successfully complete the North Bethesda Market project on time and on budget, all while maintaining the quality and integrity of our firm’s design.
Michael Nicolaus, AIA, LEED-AP, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, HKS
North Bethesda, Maryland
The JBG Companies
1,200,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 

With an objective of bringing luxury residential options and new retail to the area, North Bethesda Market is a 1.2 million square-foot mixed-use project. It features 399 apartments spread between two towers and a 63,000 square-foot Whole Foods. Clark completed the complex, along with extensive sitework, sparking life into the North Bethesda community.

North Bethesda Market is comprised three buildings. The 24-story tower, known as Market East, includes 189 apartments and is the highest tower constructed in Montgomery County. Market West is a midrise building with 210 apartments spread over four floors. On Market West’s ground level is a two-story, 63,000 square-foot Whole Foods. Clark also built a 36,000 square=foot structural steel building for future retail. At the intersection of the three buildings, Clark constructed a plaza area, as well as a series of roads to connect them.

On-site residential amenities were essential to create the envisioned high-end living environment. The plaza area features a fountain, original James Sanborn sculpture, patio chairs, park benches, and trees. two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a rooftop courtyard with an outdoor living room and grill pits, and a resident lounge and game room.


The massive project required extensive concrete work. North Bethesda Market includes more than 63,000 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete. Clark Concrete placed 8,626 cubic yards over a five-week span at its busiest point in construction.

ABC of Metro Washington - Excellence in Construction Award, Specialty - Concrete
ABC of Metro Washington - Excellence in Construction Award, Residential - High Rise