纳尔逊·伯德·沃尔茨（Nelson Byrd Woltz）设计了与该项目相关的所有公共室外空间，包括中央广场，户外市场的节日街道和项目周边的街景。该设计采用当地地理，地质和生态学的线索。靠近地理秋季线，广场中心的喷泉通过模仿瀑布引用这个接近。条纹石铺路是对该地区典型的沉积基岩的抽象概念，也是该地块的基础。 Sweetbay玉兰沼泽是一个不寻常的生态社区，只在这个地区发现;广场上的种植参考了这个独特的生态系统。此外，NBW与艺术家Jim Sanborn合作，创建了一个专门针对当地文化自然和文化历史的铜和石雕专门安装。
North Bethesda Market is a six-acre, high density, mixed-use urban development that has transformed a suburban parking lot into a new urban center along a major public transportation corridor in Rockville, Maryland. Anchored by Whole Foods Market, street level features retail and commercial office space with residential apartments and condominiums in high rise space above.
Nelson Byrd Woltz designed all the public outdoor spaces associated with the project including the central plaza, a festival street for outdoor markets, and the street landscapes surrounding the project. The design takes its cues from the local geography, geology, and ecology. Located near the geographic fall line, the fountain at the center of the plaza references this proximity by emulating a waterfall. The striated stone paving is an abstract allusion to the sedimentary bedrock that is typical to the region and underlies the site. Sweetbay magnolia bogs are an unusual ecological community found only in this area; plantings in the plaza reference this unique ecosystem. In addition, NBW collaborated with artist Jim Sanborn who created a site-specific installation in copper and stone inscribed with texts on the natural and cultural histories of the locale.
Public plaza spaces are designed for ease of circulation with flexible areas for outdoor cafes, strolling in front of retail stores, setting up outdoor markets, and gathering for musical performances and other entertainment. Several sustainable design strategies have been incorporated into the project: raingardens/bioswales to capture and filter stormwater on site; 95% native plant/tree palette comprised of species from the mid-Atlantic region; locally sourced stone for the fountain; concrete pavers manufactured in Maryland; and a 31,600sf sedum green roof. Collaborators: HKS; David B. Duensing & Associates Inc.; Irrigation Research and Design; The JBG Companies; Torti Gallas and Partners