Demolition of the old American College of Cardiology building began this week as construction of a new neighborhood nears on Old Georgetown Road.
Bethesda Mews, the development of 29-single family detached homes, three townhomes and two duplexes from D.C.-based Streetscape Partners, will be built at the 10-acre site of the former headquarters of the College.
Heavy construction equipment has moved on to the fenced-off site, at Old Georgetown and Alta Vista Roads.
The old office building will be razed and in its place will go the new homes, an extension of Camberley Avenue to Alta Vista Road, two recreation areas and a stormwater system improvement for the existing neighborhood.
There will also be a 9,000-square-foot area at the “grand entrance” to the community that will include stone garden walls, benches, pathways, sitting areas and an archway. The project was approved by the Planning Board in April 2013 with support from the neighborhood citizens association.