EYA Readies to Open Bethesda Townhome Community

January 3, 2013 | by

Bethesda, MD – Washington’s leading urban residential developer and home builder, EYA, has acquired an infill redevelopment site in Bethesda from longtime businessman and attorney, Peter B. Hoyt.

EYA's Little Falls Place Townhomes in Bethesda, Maryland

The property, located at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and River Road, abuts Montgomery County parkland and the Capital Crescent trail, while offering easy access to the Kenwood Station Whole Foods, Friendship Heights, Mazza Gallerie and downtown Bethesda. Formerly, the Hoyt property was home to Betco Block Plant, a manufacturing and distribution facility for brick and concrete building materials.

EYA's Little Falls Place Townhomes in Bethesda, Maryland

“Over the years, I dedicated my career to the building products industry. I’m eager to see this site transformed from a manufacturing purpose into a neighborhood of homes which will use some of the very products we’ve made”, said Mr. Hoyt. “There is no better partner than EYA for this financial and building venture.”

The Townhomes at Little Falls Place will include an expansive rooftop terrace with outdoor kitchen and fireplace - all overlooking the Capital Crescent Trail.

The 1.8-acre site will soon be comprised of 25 luxury townhomes and 5 moderately-priced dwelling units (MPDUs). The new neighborhood, Little Falls Place, has been designed in a modern, urban vernacular with walls of glass to capture the scenic views of the parkland and Capital Crescent Trail. Materials such as stone and stained wood combine with clean lines of glass and metal. Further, expansive outdoor spaces include rear yards, balconies and rooftop terraces complete with outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.

Expansive windows overlook nature preserves in this open floorplan townhome.

“What we’ve envisioned for Little Falls Place is a rare blend of vibrant city living in a peaceful, relaxing setting. There aren’t many places in Washington where you can achieve this level of access to world class shopping and dining, yet enjoy acres of nature preserves and onsite trail access,” said Bob Youngentob, EYA President and Co-Founder.

European Chef's kitchens feature sleek cabinetry, quartz countertops and appliances by Bosch, Thermador and Sub Zero.

Consistent with EYA’s other neighborhoods, Little Falls Place will be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s environmentally-friendly building standards, LEED for Homes. New home sales will begin in February 2013 from an offsite sales center, priced from $1.4 million.


EYA is a smart growth developer, specializing in walkable new home communities and mixed-use developments.  Since its founding in 1992, the company has built over 30 neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area.  EYA is currently selling four new home communities: Chancellor’s Row in Washington, DC; Old Town Commons and The Oronoco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; and Mosaic District Townhomes in Fairfax, Virginia. For more information on the company or its neighborhoods, visit http://www.eya.com/.

4 thoughts on “EYA Readies to Open Bethesda Townhome Community

  1. Margaret Duffy

    I wanted to send information re: the MPDUs to my daughter who is about to graduate from college. Are any still available?

  2. Ann

    I think these will be an attractive addition, but I worry about the traffic on Little Falls Road, as there is already a funneling pattern of two lanes into one. With cars jockeying for positions, at 35 miles per hour, I’m concerned that traffic leaving the site will cause an abrupt slow down. Will the entrance/exit be situated so that an exiting car won’t cause traffic on River Road to back up, as it is already such a congested area?
    Thanks, Ann

  3. EYA Post author

    Dear Ann, Thanks for your note and question. We think the neighborhood will be beautiful as well and it will be such a great use of the trail-oriented location. We commissioned third-party traffic reviews which were part of the community’s design process and we are happy to share them with you. May we have a conversation by phone to discuss further? Please do give us a call so we can address your concerns. Best regards, Aakash Thakkar, Vice President, EYA, (301) 634-8617

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