The Edgemont project will transform the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Edgemoor Lane through the development and construction of a new 15 story, 154 unit multi-family property. Incorporated into the building is an exciting glass and metal panel facade that will match the curve of Woodmont Avenue and tie the building to its surroundings. The project will also create a new public green space along Edgemoor Lane, providing a new neighborhood amenity and greatly improved streetscape experience.
Concrete work is the main focus of the project and will be for the next few updates.. The G1 elevated deck finished up last week and framing for the ground level slab is underway. Concrete trucks will be entering and exiting the site, and at times, staging around the project before they can move into position for the tower crane to service them. Manpower on and around the site will be steadily increasing and material deliveries picking up in regularity. Similar to most of our other updates, utility work continues around the project, which at times may require some changes and re-direction of pedestrian traffic.
COVID-19: At this time the project remains open and is following the guidance provided by State and Local Public Health officials. Should anything new occur regarding direction from Federal, State or Local officials in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will keep you informed on how it will affect the project.
Current and upcoming activities include the following:
Installation of the support of excavation piles will be drilled to reduce noise; however, the installation process, even with drilling, requires heavy machinery that at times will be noisy. Similarly, the Demolition and Excavation processes will require the use of heavy equipment and trucking of excavated materials. It is reasonable to expect some noise with all the large equipment and truck activity throughout these phases, but we will work to minimize the impact as best we can. Construction activities will abide by Montgomery County’s requirements for schedule and noise.
Through multiple coordination meetings with MCDOT and Bethesda Urban Partnership, we have developed a plan that provides pedestrian access around the project site. In order to accomplish this and allow for safe construction deliveries, the project will utilize the curb lane along the west side of Woodmont Avenue and the curb and one drive lane on the north side of Edgemoor Lane. The roadways around the project will receive new construction signage and temporary striping to direct traffic accordingly. During the early stages of the project there will be periodic daytime sidewalk closures necessary for new utility crossings. The pedestrian path of travel along Woodmont has been shifted off of the sidewalk and along the concrete barriers that run down the curb lane, this configuration will remain in place for the majority of the project.