Originally an industrial district, Cooper Carry master planned the entire Bethesda Row development starting in 1994, then transitioned into construction and built five buildings on six urban blocks, including entertainment retail, street retail, office space, and residential space. The project spanned nearly a decade and encompassed four phases. It includes a future trolley connection, and an urban character related to Bethesda.
Bethesda Row embraces a bustling main street with wide sidewalks, outdoor cafes, and neighborhood-serving retail stores. The creation of this pedestrian environment has put people on the sidewalks day and night and created a heart for Bethesda's downtown. Phase IV of Bethesda Row includes a below-ground eight screen arts cinema, more than 28,000 square feet of ground level retail, restaurants, and specialty stores, under 78,000 square feet of office space on the upper four floors, and a 90 space multi-level parking facility.