Touting community character and connectivity, Bozzuto and The Chevy Chase Land Co. are celebrating the grand opening of Maryland’s highly anticipated Chevy Chase Lake community.
Both generationally owned local companies, the two firms focused on long-term design and development decisions to serve the region. Bozzuto, The Chevy Chase Land Co., and other partners broke ground in 2018 on the development, which includes 100,000 square feet of retail and three residential buildings centered around a 13,000-square-foot pedestrian piazza with public green space connected to the Connecticut Avenue Purple Line. It is anchored by an Amazon Fresh store and neighborhood-serving retail and restaurants.
“The grand opening of Chevy Chase Lake marks the dawn of a vibrant neighborhood renaissance. With diverse housing options, meticulous design, artistic flair, welcoming public spaces, and accessible transportation, Chevy Chase Lake sets a new standard for community living and gathering in our region,” said Bozzuto president and CEO Toby Bozzuto. “Together, with The Chevy Chase Land Co., we are proud to introduce a community that not only meets the needs of today but also paves the way for a more vibrant and inclusive future.”
The Barrett and The Claude multifamily communities comprise 280 apartments, while The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chevy Chase, features 65 residences.
Each community is shaped by an award-winning designer. RD Jones created bold spaces with a sense of connection at The Barrett, while Patrick Sutton channeled effortless elegance at The Claude. For The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chevy Chase, David M. Schwarz created historic Connecticut Avenue-inspired exteriors, and Bozzuto collaborated with Akseizer Design Group and the Marriott Luxury Brand Team to evoke the story of the area’s past, present, and future.
“The transformation of Chevy Chase Lake has had many chapters in its long history, and we now come full circle to what was once a destination for community members to gather and share experiences,” said John Ziegenhein, president and CEO of The Chevy Chase Land Co. “This modern rebirth of the original vision is the result of innovation and imagination, and has ushered in a new era for Chevy Chase Lake. Along with our partners, we have created not only a destination but a community—one that will stand the test of time and continue to celebrate change and the enduring spirit of progress.”
At the end of the then-popular Rock Creek Railway streetcar line, the area was named Chevy Chase Lake after the artificial lake that had been formed when Coquelin Run was dammed to provide water to cool the turbines that powered the Connecticut Avenue streetcar from 1892 to 1935. It is no longer the end of the line, with the construction of the Purple Line station on the site.