^^massive!! All glass!! Beeee-eu-ti-full...
Project rep tells local residents the office tower probably won’t exceed 21 stories
New height: 289FT - 21 FLA developer for Marriott International’s new headquarters in downtown Bethesda probably won’t need all 300 feet of the building height they’ve requested, a project representative said Monday night.
I would note that the "building heights" discussed by the developers and planners are typically lower than the actual architectural heights. The county planning department only measures up to the roof of the tallest occupied floor, rooftop amenity space, mechanical penthouses, and architectural features often rise well beyond that. I believe the sloping "top" of the Marriott building will push the "true" height to at least 310'.Developer Says Marriott Headquarters Likely Will Be Smaller Than Requested Height
New height: 289FT - 21 FL
So unless they do use that extra floor and build it to 300ft, it looks like the tallest building in MoCo will be the 290 foot tower that's a part of the apex project.
However there easily could be a 300 footer built somewhere in MoCo by the time the apex project is complete.
Officials are scheduled to review proposal Thursday
Workers are starting to prepare the Bethesda Court Hotel, other buildings for removal
Windows and walls have started to disappear from the Bethesda Court Hotel as workers prepare to clear away the building for the Marriott International headquarters project in downtown Bethesda.
Machine demolition will likely begin in mid-April to tear down the hotel, the Blackwell Building and the former Tako Grill at the property along Wisconsin Avenue south of Norfolk Avenue, said Kristine Warner, spokeswoman for the development team said Wednesday.
Marriott International representatives have said they’re looking to move the company’s headquarters from Fernwood Road to the new $600 million campus by July 2022. The development partners, Boston Properties and Bernstein Cos., last year secured planning approval from Montgomery County to build a 300-foot-tall office tower to accommodate 3,500 Marriott employees and a 238-room flagship hotel that will stand just to the south of it.
Hogan, Other Officials Expected To Attend June 21 Groundbreaking for Marriott HeadquartersThe groundbreaking is set for June 21. Bethesda Beat posted an article, and I will edit this post include It when I get home.
Work has already started to prepare the downtown Bethesda site
A June 21 groundbreaking ceremony will mark the beginning of construction on the Marriott International headquarters in downtown Bethesda.
Gov. Larry Hogan and other state and local officials are expected to attend the invitation-only event, celebrating the project to build the hotel company’s $600 million campus, a project spokeswoman said.
Has Hogan attended any of the Baltimore groundbreakings? There have been some pretty transformative developments going on. Oh wait... he doesn't care.
Underground utility work is slated to begin on May 30, with demolition to follow
Pedestrians and drivers will have to navigate around sidewalk and lane closures in coming weeks around the site of the future Marriott International headquarters in downtown Bethesda.
Underground utility work – scheduled to begin May 30 and last for about two months – will cause the periodic, temporary closures along Woodmont Avenue, Norfolk Avenue and southbound Wisconsin Avenue, the developers announced Wednesday. Signage will be posted around the work site during the sidewalk and lane closures.
Hogan and Montgomery County officials attend ceremony held in Woodmont Avenue parking lot
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, on Thursday broke ground on the $600 million project to build a headquarters in downtown Bethesda.
More than 3,500 Marriott employees will be based in the corporate campus near the intersection of Norfolk and Wisconsin avenues when the 785,000-square-foot office building, expected to open in 2022. Plans call for a 244-room hotel with meeting space and a neighborhood restaurant to stand next to the office high-rise, with a plaza running between the two buildings to connect Woodmont and Wisconsin avenues.
Key story highlights
- The Bernstein Cos. and Boston Properties broke ground this morning on a new Marriott headquarters in downtown Bethesda.
- The 1 million-square-foot project will be complete by 2022, and accommodate a total of about 4,000 employees who will move from Marriott's current headquarters located five miles away.
- It will also include a 244-room Marriott hotel, with more than 8,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space.
This is a dumb post. He's attending this because he was personally able to help give an incentive package to help them stay. He hasn't had a big company attempt to leave Baltimore or lured a big one to Baltimore with incentives, therefore he's had no reason to attend any groundbreaking. Why would he show up to the 414 Light St. groundbreaking? He wasn't involved in that.Has Hogan attended any of the Baltimore groundbreakings? There have been some pretty transformative developments going on. Oh wait... he doesn't care.
I can't comment on the bus system prior to the Link, but from my experiences it's good(with some exceptions). However, I do think he was just throwing Baltimore a bone. He canceled the red line which had hundreds of millions of dollars of funding, but approved the purple line and approved hundreds of millions of dollars in highway expansion money. Then he canceled the state center. So he canceled two shovel ready projects in Baltimore because they were too expensive but used more than enough money for his suburbanites. He knows he can't win over baltimore so he's given up trying. Not to mention one of the reasons Amazon didn't select baltimore is a lack of transit options.This is a dumb post. He's attending this because he was personally able to help give an incentive package to help them stay. He hasn't had a big company attempt to leave Baltimore or lured a big one to Baltimore with incentives, therefore he's had no reason to attend any groundbreaking. Why would he show up to the 414 Light St. groundbreaking? He wasn't involved in that.
He kept Baltimore from falling apart during the riots and threw all his support behind the Port Covington Amazon bid, but yeah, he doesn't care about Baltimore at all. He also threw a bunch of money, and is continuing to throw a bunch of money, into the bus system. You can argue he shouldn't have cancelled the Red Line or that the bus service could still be better, but it needed drastic improvements for years and he's finally the one that stepped up and helped make some of that happen.
People were so sure the Red Line would be built, it's become like a "phantom limb" they can't stop trying to scratch.guys, wrong topic in the wrong thread. How in God's green earth did we get on the topic about the cancelled Red Line in the new Marriott Headquarters thread??? Lol
Kinda funny when ya actually think about it..
Pedestrians, cars will be rerouted for about 10 weeks
Demolition on the site of the planned Marriott International headquarters in downtown Bethesda could necessitate sidewalk and lane closures for up to 10 weeks, according to a posted notice.