Bethesda Metro Center

Bethesda, MD
Official updates & community outreach for Brookfield's new Bethesda Metro Center open space plan.
Developer
Phase
Community Review
office
OR RESIDENTIAL
retail
Pop-up & permanent
Transit
Bus Bay Improvements
sustainable
building
Open Space
1. Central Lawn Elements
This project includes a dynamic Central Lawn and gathering spot. Which physical elements do you want to see there *most*?

Any other suggestions or questions about the project?

This is very exciting! The Metro Center is a true gateway to our Downtown. A signature design and flexible public space will be key to creating a sense of place for all our residents, commuters and visitors... Read more

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Thanks Rick. We are excited about the project as well and agree that this is a very important focal point for Bethesda. Part of our goal for the project is to turn the existing open space into a much... Read more

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Central Lawn Activities

Music/arts performances!

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Thank you for your input! We agree that the newly designed plaza areas will serve as a terrific opportunity to provide for a variety of artistic performances - including music. We look forward to showcasing... Read more

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What else would encourage you to spend time on the Central Lawn?

Small cafe, green space, comfortable seating, pace for musicians to busk, ice skating in winter, water play in summer, a place for children to play.

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Thanks for your comment, Katherine. These are all activities that we've have been discussing for this central space. In particular, we've received a lot of feedback from the community about having a... Read more

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How can this project celebrate Bethesda's history and culture?

Perhaps through art fixtures, plaques, etc

Which physical elements do you want to see most in the Central Lawn?

Trees, plants & natural elements!

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Thank you for your input, David. We look forward to providing users of the various open spaces with a variety of natural elements to enjoy - including open lawns, plantings and cooling tree canopies.... Read more

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Which physical elements do you want to see most in the Central Lawn?

Trees, plants & natural elements!

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Thank you for your input, Geoff. We look forward to providing users of the various open spaces with a variety of natural elements to enjoy - including open lawns, plantings and cooling tree canopies.... Read more

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Which physical elements do you want to see most in the Central Lawn?

Trees, plants & natural elements!

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Please please take a look at Bryant Park in NYC. It has it all. Pop up retail. Comfy seating. Grass and trees. Ice rink in winter. Chess tables. Concerts. Art. Thanks.

We love Bryant Park! It works so well a "flexible park" for a variety of activities. That's a template we have been discussing for some time - particularly for the Central Lawn area - an area where the... Read more

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What would encourage you to stick around the plaza?

Food court, Outdoor seating, food trucks, farmers market

Any other suggestions or questions about the project?

Celebrate diversity! Montgomery County is a diverse county with immigrants and people from all over the world, but Bethesda doesnt always reflect that. I think this is a great initiative. Good luck!

How can this project celebrate Bethesda's history and culture?

signs with some history on bethesda. outdoor art projects where we invite local artists to contribute. seasonal murals

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