Greystar plans to replace the Bethesda gas station with a 22-story building

Courtesy of SK+I Architecture

High-rise residential building project at 7340 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda

Montgomery County will soon consider a proposal for a new high-rise tower in downtown Bethesda.

Greystar is advancing plans for a multi-family project at 7340 Wisconsin Ave., the site of a vacant gas station adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, UrbanTurf first reported.

The 310-unit building would also be one block from the Bethesda subway station. The high-rise building designed by SK+I Architecture would have 15% of its units reserved as moderately priced housing units, and it is planned to include 157 parking spaces.

The project is still pending approval. A spokesperson for SK+I said bisnow the team planned to submit site plans to the county on Wednesday and expected they would be reviewed at a meeting of the Downtown Bethesda Design Advisory Committee on July 27.

This is not the first attempt to radically reinvent the site. Previously, South Bay Partners had proposed a 319K SF project in the same location, with its plans calling for senior housing and retail, UrbanTurf reported.

If the Greystar project goes ahead, it will neighbor other newer residential skyscrapers that will emerge in the area. At 7697 Old Georgetown Road, Washington Property Co. is building a 198-unit, 22-story multi-family tower. This project secured a $69 million construction loan in October from Bank of America.

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