The Renewable Natural Resources Center is an office
complex and environmental center for professional,
scientific and educational nonprofit organizations that
advance sciences and public education in renewable natural
resources, and promote the application of sound,
scientific practices in managing and conserving renewable
natural resources. The Center is located on a 35-acre site
in Bethesda, Maryland.
Approximately 52,500 square feet of office space have been constructed. The site plan approved by the Montgomery County government authorizes the construction of seven additional buildings totaling 238,000 square feet. Future buildings will be LEED certified.
Buildings have been designed to
create a harmony of style and form with the use of wood,
fieldstone and slate. Studies were undertaken to determine
how many and what kinds of buildings the site could
support while protecting its superb natural environment.
The combination of lawns and formal landscaping, ponds, streams and forest provides a unique and exceptional working environment. Adjoining the Center's 35 acres is Fleming Park, a public park of 12 acres that is administered by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The park has tennis and basketball courts, a baseball field, picnic pavillion and playground.
The Center is conveniently located at the intersection of
Interstate 270, Capital Beltway (I-495), Metro rapid
transit, and Rockville Pike (Route 355, Wisconsin Avenue
extended). Nearby neighbors include the National
Institutes of Health, Bethesda Naval Medical Center, and
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
The drive to Washington, D.C. is approximately 25 minutes. Metro's Grosvenor - Strathmore Station (Red Line) provides trains every seven minutes for the 20-minute ride to Dupont Circle, and the 40-minute ride to the Capitol Building (Union Station or Capitol South Metro stations). Metro can be taken to Washington's National Airport—a 40-minute ride. Two other airports serving the Washington metropolitan area—Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International—are approximately 35 minutes distant.
The Center also is served by Montgomery County's Ride-On bus service, and a Metro bus stop is one block from the entrance. The Center provides abundant free parking to employees and visitors. This close-in, smart-growth property is tied into the regionally developing network of bike trails. Montgomery County has constructed bridges for cyclists at both ends of Fleming Avenue that span I-495 and I-270. The bike trail now connects Rockville, Md. to downtown Washington, D.C. Several fine hotels, restaurants and shopping centers are located close by.
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Center development and management are under direction of
the RNRF Title Holding Corporation. Serving on the
corporation's board are: Chairman Larry E. Walker,
J.D. (The Walker Group, Inc.), Vice-Chairman Enos
K. Fry (M&T Bank), Treasurer John Marvin
Jones II (JM Jones & Associates, LLC), At-Large
Officer Robert H. Metz, LL.B. (Linowes and Blocher
- retired) , and Director Robert D. Day, J.D. (RNRF).
Information about occupancy opportunities can be obtained from Robert Day at (301) 493-9101. The Center also is listed at the CoStar website.
Linowes and Blocher of Bethesda, Maryland, is providing legal services.
Monument Bank of Bethesda, Maryland, is providing financial services.