125 Years Investing in Mixed-Use Real Estate Development

The Land Company has been one of the nation’s leading mixed-use, transit-oriented real estate developers for over 125 years. Since our founding in 1890, we have been committed to supporting our community’s cultural and educational resources, parks, transportation and non-profit partners.

We look forward to another century of accomplishments that build on our historic tradition. Photos Courtesy of The Chevy Chase Historical Society.

1890

1890

Senator Francis G. Newlands founds The Chevy Chase Land Company.

1890

Acquired 1700 acres of land, including 385 key acres within Chevy Chase, Maryland.

1892

Completed the Rock Creek Railway trolley line, running six miles along Connecticut Avenue from Calvert Street in D.C. up to Jones Bridge Road in Maryland.

1892

The first planned subdivision of Chevy Chase, Section 2 is established and later becomes part of Chevy Chase Village.

1894

Opened the Chevy Chase Springs Hotel, which is now the 4-H Youth Conference Center.
1900

1900

Donated land for the original Chevy Chase library, now the Village Hall.

1909

Chevy Chase Section 4, with its rolling hills and streams, is established.

1918

Chevy Chase Section 3, first planned in 1905, expands significantly after World War I.

1923

Chevy Chase Section 5, the first subdivision planned after Senator Newlands’ death, is established.

1925

Chevy Chase Section 1, purchased in 1890 and originally part of the 125-acre Belmont Farm, is finally developed.
1930

1950's

Two of suburban Maryland’s first strip shopping centers, Chevy Chase Center Stores and Offices and the Chevy Chase Lake East Shopping Center, are built.

1960

Saks Fifth Avenue opens in Friendship Heights.
1980

1985

Together with WMATA, developed the Chevy Chase Metro Building at Two Wisconsin Circle, above the newly opened Friendship Heights Metro station.

1999

Opened 2 Bethesda Metro, a 15-story Class-A mixed-use office project.
2000

2005

Opened The Collection, 112,000 SF of premier office and luxury retail, directly adjacent to the Chevy Chase-Friendship Heights Metro Station.

2012

Offered free public shuttle service connecting Bethesda Metro station and Chevy Chase Lake community.

2015

Established annual CCLC Smart Growth Scholarship for a graduating B-CC High School student with an interest in architecture, engineering, or land use and transportation planning.

2013-2016

Funded three Capital Bikeshare stations.

Beginning in 2021

Chevy Chase Lake, a new mixed-use residential development with over 500 multi-family units and approximately 120,000 SF of retail and restaurant uses, including a grocery store, will open directly adjacent to the Purple Line’s planned Connecticut Avenue station.

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