Upstairs at Bethesda Row

Bethesda, MD

Bethesda Row is a new mixed use building capping the west end of the Bethesda Row block. The site is a relocated, surface parked grocery store in a strip configuration. Torti Gallas created a new Festival Street, providing additional retail and residential frontage, a unique urban public space, and completion of the pedestrian loop experience of walking around the block. This dynamic and flexible internal street allows deliveries and vehicular drop off at controlled hours, as well the ability to be closed to vehicles, creating a unique and vibrant pedestrian and cafe space.

Architecturally, the building massing is articulated with a variety of facade themes, providing a pedestrian friendly scale to the building. The apartments over the retail comprise a variety of flats and lofts, with many desirable views and exposures. This building brings residential homes to the Bethesda Row retail area in an elegant way to create a truly magnificent place.

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Project Data

108,936 sf site
272,340 sf floor space


Architectural Design
Community Meetings
Leasing Plans
Marketing Package
Public Hearing
Site Plan Approval


AIA/ Housing Committee Award


Residential Architect Design Award


Montgomery County Planning Department Design Excellence Award


Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award

Torti Gallas + Partners understands how to integrate and transform neighborhoods for the connected world.

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