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Dinner and a Movie Just Steps Away

August 21, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Enjoy dinner and a movie just steps away from EYA’s Montgomery Row neighborhood. Westfield Montgomery Mall offers endless dining options from delicious Sushi to decadent Italian. CRAVE American Kitchen and Sushi Bar’s large menu features lettuce wraps, Kogi beef tacos, steaks, seafood, sushi and more. They also have a $50 Date Night special that includes 3 courses and a bottle of wine.

If you are in the mood for Italian, head over to the newly opened Naples Ristorante E Pizzeria E Bar. The restaurant serves authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and contemporary Italian cuisine. Their daily Aperitivo Happy Hour from 4 PM – 6 PM features hand-crafted cocktails, Italian Sangria, wine, beers and more.

After a delicious meal, take in a film at the acclaimed ArcLight cinema. More than a typical cinema, Arclight features a café, reserved seating and membership options. The café offers small bites, dessert, wine, beer and cocktails. Be sure to save room for their homemade cookies, cake or ganache – the perfect way to end a delectable evening!

New Silver Spring Library Sets Design Standard

August 7, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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The all-new Silver Spring library has set an incredible design standard for libraries around the nation. Designers, county officials and neighbors gathered recently in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 90,000-square-foot building, which is expected to earn LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Just four short blocks from EYA’s townhomes at Chelsea Heights, the new Silver Spring library boasts over 100,000 books, a cafe, computer labs, childrens spaces and activities, as well as a quiet room stocked with the latest magazines and newspapers. An older library location on Ellsworth adjacent to Chelsea Heights is planned for a new urban dog park.

Silver Spring is quite possibly the County’s most amenity-rich neighborhood, with an excellent mix of recreation, shops, dining and entertainment venues. Discover for yourself today!

Montgomery Row Featured in Washington Business Journal

July 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
EYA Bethesda Townhomes Montgomery Row

What’s next for Marriott and its future headquarters location? That’s all the buzz around Bethesda and the Washington region. Reporter Daniel J. Sernovitz wrote about the popular topic, with input from EYA’s Vice President, McLean Quinn. The article discusses the potential relocation of Marriott headquarters across from EYA’s Montgomery Row townhomes, and what impact it might have on the neighborhood. Plus, learn more about the area’s new luxury residences and why EYA has sold 15 homes in just 30 days.

Just Stops Away from Westside at Shady Grove Metro

June 19, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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With the red line just steps from Westside, life truly is within walking distance of your new EYA townhome! Jump on at the Shady Grove Metro station and get off at any location. There are a plethora of things happening, no matter the time of day!

Rockville Station
- Morning: Check out the Rockville Farmers Market every Saturday 9am-1pm
- Noon: Catch a matinee at AMC Cinemas
- Night: Grab a beer and watch the Nats play at American Tap Room

Bethesda Station
- Morning: Take a Pure Barre class with friends
- Noon: Swing by the Apple Store to pick up the newest gadget
- Night: Enjoy a romantic dinner at Mon Ami Gabi

Woodley Park – Zoo Station
- Morning: Visit the Washington National Cathedral
- Noon: See the pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo
- Night: Try the delicious Italian cuisine at Cafe Paradiso

Dupont Circle Station
- Morning: Enjoy brunch with the family at Le Pain Quotidien
- Noon: Stroll the aisles of Second Story Books for hidden treasures
- Night: Get a delicious glass of wine at Bar Dupont as you look out over the circle

Gallery Place Station
- Morning: Grab a coffee at Chinatown Coffee Co.
- Noon: Visit the National Portrait Gallery
- Night: Get in line early to dine at Daikaya

The amount of things to do at each Metro stop is unlimited, but these are a few to help plan perfect outings every stop along the way. Find out what else is just moments away from Westside here or visit us at our onsite sales center in Rockville.

Discover the Silver Spring Blues Festival

June 18, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Downtown Silver Spring is singing the Blues! If you are a Blues fan, get ready for an extravaganza of live performances and fun festivities as part of the week-long Blues celebration. Enjoy nightly performances at some of your favorite local venues including Veterans Plaza and McGinty’s Public House. View the schedule of events here.

The main event takes place on Saturday, June 20th. The 7th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival is a free, all-day block party with 2 stages of acoustic and electric Blues music from 10 AM – 9 PM. The festival also features food, drink and craft vendors. The music continues into the wee hours at McGinty’s after-party beginning at 10 PM.

EYA’s new Silver Spring townhome community, Chelsea Heights, is just steps from all the great downtown Silver Spring shops, restaurants and fun events. Stop by to visit our beautifully decorated Model Homes, now open daily 11 AM – 6 PM.

Experience the new Westfield Montgomery in Bethesda

June 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Westfield Montgomery MallWestfield Montgomery's chic makeover provides a totally new shopping environment. Photo by @Herry via flickr Creative Commons.

Bethesda’s best shopping spot has recently been transformed into a vibrant destination offering a brand new sense of place. Westfield Montgomery Mall has been reinvented and you’ll definitely want to linger longer.

Just steps from Montgomery Row and moments from Grosvenor Heights, Westfield Montgomery is now considered one of the area’s top entertainment and shopping locations. Treat yourself to a light bite at Lobster ME followed by a hand-crafted coffee beverage from aroma espresso bar. Or make it an evening and dine at CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar before a movie premiere at ArcLight Cinema, a new-concept theater experience with full-service bar.

Westfield Montgomery features the County’s only Nordstrom location, along with favorites such as Madewell, BONOBOS, Tesla, Apple, lululemon and more.

You’ll be impressed with the Mall’s recent facelift, including lounge areas that inspire luxury and style. It’s a sophisticated take on Mall shopping. Discover more of Westfield Montgomery on their blog.

 

Montgomery Row In The News

June 8, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA’s high-profile Bethesda townhome community, Montgomery Row, opened with incredible success and interest this past Saturday. The conversion of the site from office to residential was well-received by both neighbors, prospective buyers and the media alike. Check out this great story by Bethesda Magazine which provides greater detail on the transformation of the entire greater Rock Spring area near Westfield Montgomery Mall.

EYA Breaks Ground for Westside at Shady Grove Metro

May 12, 2015 | by | 2 Comments
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Brian Allan Jackson, Ronnie Warner, Greg Ossont, Clarence Snuggs, David Dise, Ike Leggett, Casey Anderson, Bob Youngentob, McLean QuinnFrom left to right: Brian Allan Jackson, Ronnie Warner, Greg Ossont, Clarence Snuggs, David Dise, Ike Leggett, Casey Anderson, Bob Youngentob, McLean Quinn

Bethesda, Maryland, May 12, 2015 – EYA broke ground today on Westside at Shady Grove Metro, a new transit-oriented, mixed-use residential and retail community. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined EYA to mark the beginning stages of construction at the 45-acre smart-growth community.

Westside will feature 407 townhomes, more than 1,000 rental homes, 131,000 sq. feet of office space and a total of 41,828 sq. feet of retail space. Plans also call for the addition of a community library.  Moderately priced dwelling units (MPDU) and workforce housing are included among the residences.

The Westside neighborhood is a public-private partnership between Montgomery County and EYA that transforms the former Montgomery County Service Park from warehouse and industrial space to a vibrant mixed-use community.

“I am very excited to break ground with our development partner EYA on the first development project under my Smart Growth Initiative,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “Developing this land around the Shady Grove Metro Station will deliver quality housing and the promise of a vibrant urban village.  The Smart Growth Initiative, of which this is an important part, will create a better quality of life for our residents well into the future.”

EYA President Bob Youngentob said the community will bring significant change.

“Everyone at EYA is so proud to be a part of this transformational effort to redevelop the former Montgomery County Service Park into a world class residential community in accord with County Executive Ike Leggett’s ‘Smart Growth Initiative’.” EYA believes the combination of innovative new home design, neighborhood-serving retail, a rich complement of recreational amenities and unparalleled access to transportation options including the ICC, I-270 and walking distance to the Shady Grove Metro platform, will result in a neighborhood that will offer the ultimate in ‘life within walking distance’. EYA has been working on this community for more than 10 years, and we want to thank the County Executive, his staff, and the County Council for entrusting us with this unique opportunity to create Westside at Shady Grove Metro.”

Westside at Shady Grove offers homebuyers a choice in sleek and spacious townhomes currently for sale. Market-rate homes are available in four models (Bancroft, Copeland, Davis and Erving) that range from 1,678 to 2,427 square feet with three or four bedrooms and 2.5 or 3.5 baths. Homes are three or four floors and include a private, two-car garage and a rooftop terrace with available outdoor kitchen and gas fireplace.

The townhomes at Westside have been designed in two contemporary architectural styles, distinct, yet complementary, and consistent with the overall urban character of the mixed-use development.

The SoHo style is influenced by West Coast design details and materials, with an emphasis on expansive windows that allow natural light to fill the open interior spaces. The Tribeca style is based on design concepts more prevalent in East Coast urban environments, with full masonry facades and bays, accentuated by towers of paneled trim work and floor-to-ceiling glass.

Each street in the community will be architecturally controlled to provide a balance of both façade styles and a variety of color schemes, ensuring a unique urban experience within the residential portion of the Westside neighborhood.

Market-rate residences will feature chef kitchens with ENERGY STAR® appliances; advanced home automation of security, heating and cooling; water-saving Kohler fixtures; and eco-friendly construction built to LEED® for Homes standards.

Westside will offer residents a unique combination of well-preserved green space with desirable shopping and dining choices. Homebuyers will enjoy use of the community’s swimming pool, clubhouse, outdoor lounge, fitness center, dog park, garden, open parks, walking paths and onsite Metro access as part of homeowner association fees.

Homes are priced from the upper $500s to the upper $700s. First move-ins are expected in first quarter 2016. The sales center at 16658 Crabbs Branch Way is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information is available at http://www.eya.com/westside-at-shady-grove/.

About EYA

EYA is Washington D.C.’s leading developer of urban and transit-oriented communities that promote Life Within Walking Distance®. The company has built more than 4,000 residences and 37 walkable urban neighborhoods in the D.C. area in last 22 years, including nearly 900 homes in Montgomery County. EYA plans to add 1,872 new homes to Montgomery County within the next five to seven years in six neighborhoods:  Chelsea Heights, Chevy Chase Lake, Grosvenor Heights, Montgomery Row at Rock Spring and Westside at Shady Grove Metro.

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Returns this Weekend

May 8, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Looking for that perfect piece of art to spice up your home? This weekend, stop by downtown Bethesda for the annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival featuring over 130 of the nation’s top artists. This two-day event brings together acclaimed artists showcasing paintings, photography, glass works, furniture and much more.

The festival takes place in Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk, Auburn and Del Ray Avenues on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th beginning at 10 AM. Festival events also include live entertainment, children’s activities and food vendors.

Head over to the stage on Del Ray Avenue for some live music, including jazz, rock, reggae and more. Then stop at the restaurant booths for a tasty bite. Bethesda Curry Kitchen will be serving Indian fare, including samosas and butter chicken; Hard Times Café will have chili and hot dogs on hand; and Urban Heights will be serving some unique snacks such as wasabi blue cheese guacamole and XO edamame. A dedicated children’s activity area will be set up on Auburn Avenue daily from 11 AM – 4 PM.

EYA is now selling elevator townhomes in two beautiful Bethesda locations, Little Falls Place and Grosvenor Heights. Visit us online to learn more!

Day-in-the-life: Saturday mornings around Westside at Shady Grove Metro

May 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Westside at Shady Grove Metro Townhomes

It’s Saturday morning and you wake up to sunlight streaming through your floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a beautiful day and the bike trail right behind your house is calling your name. You and your husband throw on workout clothes and jump on your bikes for an early morning ride.

On your way back home you see your neighbor in the community garden and stop for a quick chat. She generously hands you a few of her beautiful heirloom tomatoes. You happily accept the kind offer and make a mental note to invite her to your Memorial Day cookout.

After a quick stop at home to leave your bikes and tomatoes, you head to the Shops at Westside to grab a cup of coffee from the corner café that knows exactly how to make the perfect soy latte. As you stroll around the neighborhood, you see your friends at the soccer field watching their son play goalie for the first time. You both chat about your weekends and make plans for happy hour later that week at Fontina Grill just down the road.

You start to wander back home, beginning to feel hungry after your morning workout so you pick up a fresh loaf of bread from the local bakery on your way back through the Shops at Westside.

Since your kitchen was built with foodies in mind, you feel like a true chef as you whip up a tasty caprese salad with the fresh bread, and even fresher tomatoes. The weather is still cool enough so you decide to dine al fresco on your rooftop terrace and soak up the rays as you enjoy every last bite.

A morning stroll around Westside at Shady Grove Metro includes a variety of activities, tasty local shops, and many additions to your social calendar. Quiet when you need it. Lively when you want it!