Bethesda Now published yesterday a wonderful article about Friends of White Flint’s plan to entice Marriott International to move to the Pike District.
As we discussed at our Community Meeting March 25, for the White Flint area to be a successful live-work-play community, there must be a vibrant “work” sector. Residences alone are not enough to sustain the retail, restaurants, and entertainment options we want in the Pike District. Marriott International has stated they are looking for a walkable, transit-friendly location; well, that is the perfect description for the Pike District. As Saul Centers Senior Vice President Brian Downie said,”This might be the single best thing that could be done to really kick off White Flint and turn it into what we’d like to see it be.”