On November 8, the construction of the long-awaited Western Workaround begins! (Insert joyful music here.)
The Western Workaround realigns Executive Boulevard where it meets Old Georgetown Road. It creates a new street, Market Street, behind the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The Western Workaround also creates a rectangular parcel that will become the Gables Residential complex.… Read More
Will you take our Pedestrian Safety Campaign survey? It’s only ten questions and your input will help us determine what pedestrian improvements we’ll fight for. Where are the problem areas in the White Flint area? What would make it easier and safer to walk around the Pike District?
Click here to take the short but important Pedestrian Safety Campaign.… Read More
As you’ve no doubt heard, Marriott has chosen to locate its new headquarters in downtown Bethesda. While we’re delighted this major international corporation will live right down the road from the Pike District, we’re sad they didn’t select the White Flint area for their shiny, modern headquarters.
The new corporate headquarters complex will house more than 3,500 employees in approximately 700,000 square feet of leased office space.… Read More
Yesterday, County Executive Ike Leggett, MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh, and Councilmember Hans Reimer cut the ribbon on the new Nebel Street separated bike lanes.
The Nebel Street six-foot-wide bike lanes are one-way and located against the curb on either side of the street with flexposts separating them from moving vehicles. A striped buffer area provides additional protection for cyclists. … Read More
From Bethesda Beat:
Montgomery County School Superintendent Jack Smith is recommending the school board convene a roundtable discussion group to study how to handle high school overcrowding, a school spokeswoman said Thursday night.
The recommendation falls short of what some Bethesda parents had sought: reopening the former Woodward High School in Rockville to relieve expected enrollment increases at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.… Read More
Central Farm Markets asked us to post this last-minute change for their farmer markets this weekend: The Bethesda Central Farm Market has been forced to close just this coming Sunday due to the art festival. Please come visit the Pike Central Farm Market this Saturday at 6001 Executive Blvd at the corner of Old Georgetown Road.… Read More
This is something we want to keep an eye on.
WMATA projects that its future operating costs will outpace revenues. (No news there.) To close the gap, WMATA is considering a variety of options, including closing White Flint station during off-peak hours, decreasing how often trains run, and cutting some bus routes.… Read More
Learn more about our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign at www.PikeDistrictPeds.org… Read More
Comments Off on White Flint Implementation Committee Update
There will be no October meeting for the White Flint Implementation Committee.
Here are some brief notes from Nkosi Yearwood of the Planning Department:
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No new developments or amendments have been submitted to the Department.
The working White Flint 2 draft to the Planning Board is tentative for next month. The Public Hearing will be in December.
Comments Off on Updates on Fall Fest, Piketoborfest, and Owen’s Ordinary
Fall Fest: This inaugural event will be held rain or shine, so don’t give the potential for a little precipitation a second thought. Come out and join the fun of the Nighthawks, food trucks, kids activities, and a ribbon cutting with County Executive Ike Leggett.
Piketoberfest: This annual event will also be held rain or shine, so grab your galoshes then grab a beer at Pike and Rose’s Piketoberfest.… Read More