Image above: The former F-H Council headquarteres on Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase, MD
The National 4-H Council plans to close their headquarters at 7100 Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD and move to Metropolitan Square at 655 15th Street NW in D.C. - overlooking The White House. 4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—"empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.” The Council had occupied their former site, which began as a women's college, since 1951. The headquarters closed during the Covid pandemic and the property was sold for $40 million in 2021 to a company which plans to turn it into senior housing.
The owners of the Chevy Chase Pavilion have leased some of the vacant space on the street level to popups. An art gallery is currently displaying large-format photos in a sizable space formerly occupied by Richey & Co. Shoes. In October, a Spirit Halloween popup store occupied the space formerly used by Old Navy. The street level of the space formerly used by H&M Clothing Company now houses a Covid Center, which offers free vaccinations, boosters and tests. The Covid Center doesn’t require reservations.