North Bethesda Market II has been proposed with one of the most unique architectural designs for White Flint redevelopment, thus far. So, we were excited to receive an indication that this on-hold project might be coming back to life soon. JBG is hosting a public meeting to “review amendments to previously approved plans and to discuss the proposed mixed-use development” that is North Bethesda Market II, on the property bounded by Rockville Pike, Nicholson Lane, Woodglen Drive and Executive Boulevard.…Read More
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Well, we can’t back away from this issue now — the media is watching. In addition to this week’s article in the Washington Post on establishing a name for this new district, Bethesda Magazine has also offered attention to the issue. Earlier this month, BethesdaNow.com really got the media conversation started and, between the three publications, the comments have been going nuts with opinions on the subject. …Read More
This Saturday, May 31st, Pike & Rose will host a free, outdoor yoga event, Plank & Rose, at the Pike Central Farm Market. Please join us for this excellent event and another great chance to learn more about Pike & Rose. We’ll also be out there with information about Friends of White Flint – make sure you stop and say “hello!”
Plank & Rose will take place from 10 am to 12 noon with a free yoga class from 10:30 am- 11:30 am, as well as great music, an aqua bar, and a raffle to win a $250 gift card to Lululemon and a yoga pack from City Sports.…Read More
As we noted in our post last week, the naming and branding of the White Flint Sector has been long overdue (click here for that post). Although the issue is usually framed as “renaming” the redevelopment district, I would offer a different perspective. I don’t think we’re “re-naming” anything — I think we’re just finally naming it for the first time.…Read More
According to the Washington Post Express, we have a comedy open-mic night right here in White Flint! I’ll admit, I’ve not yet visited Splash Lounge at 11401 Woodglen Drive but, when I do, it might just be on a Wednesday around 8:30pm… See the full article by clicking here.…Read More
We hope many of you are planning to attend next Thursday’s Friends of White Flint meeting. It’s the best way to stay abreast of current events and connect with the folks moving the redevelopment forward. Our tentative agenda is below. If you have additions or comments, please email them to info@WhiteFlint.org. …Read More
The Montgomery County Council met on Thursday, May 15 to deliberate on the FY-15 Montgomery County Operating Budget and the FY 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program. The council came to an unanimous tentative agreement on the Operating Budget for FY-15 and the FY2015-20 CIP.
Some of the key actions to took place that are important for White Flint include:
- The approval of the FY 15 Montgomery County Operating Budget of $4.99 billion, which will include funding for the Urban Park Elements.
If you’re familiar with this blog, and with White Flint redevelopment in general, then you know that we’re working toward making our area more friendly toward all modes of transportation. Car can no longer be king – people should be the kings (and queens!). A major barrier toward getting people out of their cars and onto the sidewalks and bike lanes (where we have bike lanes) is the safety of our roads. …Read More
Friends of White Flint has been around for seven years now and, for about as long, questions have abounded about what we should call this amazing place we’re creating. You’ve seen articles and polls and questionnaires asking for your opinion on the subject. Are we White Flint? North Bethesda? NoBeSoRo (that’s North Bethesda South Rockville)?…Read More
Friends of White Flint was a sponsor at the Bike to Work Day 2014 pit-stop in North Bethesda at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission building on Rockville Pike last Friday. Despite less-than-ideal weather conditions, we still had a great turnout! Thanks to Ize’s Deli and Bagelry for partnering with us in donating a $50 gift card for one lucky winner!…Read More