Maryland residents should expect massive changes to come to a 31-acre site roughly one mile west of the Shady Grove Metro station. On the location bordered by Gaither Road and Choke Cherry Road, there are plans to construct over two million-square-feet of commercial office space, medical offices, retail, hospitality, and residential uses. Bethesda-based developers 1788 Holdings and Lantian Development plan on renovating five of the seven office buildings on the site before starting a marketing campaign for tenants to fill the 145,000-square-feet of vacant office space. The two buildings on 2 Choke Cherry Road and 4 Choke Cherry Road will be demolished, according to Bethesda Magazine. The project will take approximately 10 years to complete with a cost that could reach more than $500 million. Bethesda Magazine further reported that the design will include street-level retail, a grocery store, offices, and residential units with a hotel on the upper-level floors. In a press release, it stated that the the development's design will mirror other pedestrian-friendly projects in the suburban Maryland region. The architect for the project will be selected in the next 60 days, and the project plan is expected to be introduced to the City of Rockville's Planning Commission by the end of the year.
· Developers Want to Transform Shady Grove Office Buildings into Mixed-Use Center [Bethesda Magazine]