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Bethesda Metro Center’s food court may be replaced by a high-rise with retail

“Our goal is not to put a Starbucks in there and say we’re done”

Rendering via Brookfield Property Partners

In Bethesda, Maryland, a plaza food court is expected to be replaced with a 500,000-square-foot high rise with a retail promenade. Bethesda Magazine reported that there are plans for 6,000 to 8,000 square feet of ground-floor shopping and dining, topped by offices or residential space.

The exact height of the building has yet to be determined as the project is still in the conceptual stages.

In an interview with Bethesda Magazine, Simon Carney of developer Brookfield Property Partners said, “We want to make it something that Bethesda residents will come in and use. Our goal is not to put a Starbucks in there and say we’re done.”

Construction is expected to start in fewer than three years.

Brookfield To Present Concept for High-Rise at Bethesda Metro Center Plaza [Bethesda Magazine]

Massive Mixed-Use Plan on the Boards For Bethesda Metro Plaza [UrbanTurf]