A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set to mark the completion of a newly re-developed office building at 7550 Wisconsin Avenue.
A "glass-breaking" ceremony in November of 2011 marked the launch of the project at the 120,000 square foot building, spearheaded by Akridge and Rockwood Capital, LLC.
According to developers, the space is Bethesda's first new commerical office property in more than ten years.
The building once housed offices of the National Institutes of Health.
Developers are also aiming for LEED gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, which rates environmentally-friendly structures. Read more about the building's green features at Bethesda Green.
“In spite of being a sort of model child in terms of mixed use, Bethesda has not had any new office space deliver in 11 years,” said Akridge president Matt Klein in a statement. “With 7550 Wisconsin, we hope to remedy that hiatus and also raise the standard for office development in this market by targeting LEED Gold certification, for example, which will represent a new level of sustainability here.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for Feb. 26.
This article has been corrected to indicate the building is at 7550 Wisconsin. We regret the error.