The District’s Fox affiliate, WTTG, and WDCA Fox 5 Plus have entered into a letter of intent with Carr Properties to relocate their television facilities and operations from the Friendship Heights section of the capital to 7272 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, Maryland — a distance of less than 2 miles — by 2021.
“We are thrilled to move our facilities to Montgomery County into what will be a grade A complex developed by Carr Properties and we thank the State of Maryland and Montgomery County for making this possible,” Patrick Paolini, vice president and general manager at WTTG, said in a statement. “This will be a state-of-the-art facility that will keep us in the heart of the Washington, D.C. metro area and allow us to better serve our community.”
The new state-of-the-art studio and office space will comprise 57,500 square foot of the new Carr property in Bethesda. WTTG has operated at its District location since 1966.
“Fox Television’s relocation to Maryland is further proof that more and more great companies are recognizing the tremendous value and advantages of doing business here,” said Gov. Larry Hogan in a statement. “This move, which brings approximately 200 employees into the state, is a win for our state and for Montgomery County as we continue to attract growing companies like Fox.”