County Executive Ike Leggett has marked another milestone in the County’s plan to revitalize Burtonsville with the announcement that EDENS has been selected to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Department of Economic Development to redevelop the six-acre Park & Ride lot on US Route 29.
EDENS is a nationally recognized developer with regional offices in Bethesda. The firm is known locally for the epicurean mecca, Union Market, near NoMa – a growing neighborhood in the District of Columbia between Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor -- and the LEED Silver-certified, two-million square-foot Mosaic District in Fairfax.
The strategically located six-acre Park & Ride parcel will help define the larger “village center,” which includes Burtonsville Crossing, an adjacent shopping plaza owned by EDENS. Together, the two properties create a catalyst for the Burtonsville Crossroads Neighborhood Plan adopted by the Montgomery County Council in 2012. The plan outlines the community’s goals for 190 acres near US 29 and MD 198 and advocates for pedestrian connectivity, high-quality design, investments in businesses and preservation of the environment.
Read more in the news release.