In December 2018, Erickson Senior Living acquired the 33-acre headquarters of Marriott International Inc., located at 10400 Fernwood Road in Bethesda, Maryland. Erickson Senior Living has proposed to redevelop this property for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with up to 1,300 independent living units, 210 assisted living and memory care units, and 50 skilled nursing units. The proposal also includes several amenities open to the larger Bethesda community, including a civic green, walking/biking trails around the perimeter of the property, and implementation of the Rock Spring Plan Road Diet, which provides a more inviting pedestrian environment along Fernwood Road. Erickson Senior Living received the zoning approval for this proposal by the Montgomery County Council on June 9, 2020.
Erickson Senior Living continues to work closely with staff from Montgomery County’s Office of Planning to receive all necessary entitlements to start construction on the proposed CCRC. It is anticipated that construction will begin after the Marriott International Inc. relocates to its new office in Downtown Bethesda. For more information on the construction status and timeline of Marriott International Inc. new office building, please click here to visit the Marriott Headquarters website.