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What Happened at Today’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting

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We attend because you don’t have the time to do so ….

Brian Downie, Chairman’s Report

  • This year is an opportunity to gain momentum and build on the groundwork the committee laid over the past two years.

  • ULI Technical Assistance Panel will be meeting October 21 and 22 to discuss streetscape criteria, wayfinding, and physically identifying the Pike District area.

  • Please tell Brian your ideas for topics and speakers for future meetings

Ken Hartman, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Center

  • We are maintaining and mowing the bike plaza on Edson and by the Catholic Charities building

  • Need a flashing-light truck to pick up trash. Working on this problem.

  • White Flint is maintaining the median and picking up garbage on the median in front of the Mall

Peggy Schwarz, TMD

  • Walk n Ride — October 5 – 23

  • Starting survey on mode share, where people commute from, transit passes,and other transportation issues

  • September 22 is Car Free Day

Nkosi Yearwood, Montgomery Planning

  • Western Workaround on September 10 board’s agenda

  • Saul Centers should get going this fall

  • White Flint 2 Scope of Work wnet to board last week

  • September 17 — public meeting about schools in the White Flint 2 sector at Walter Johnson High School

County Executive’s Office

  • CIP Planning Process beginning

  • Community meeting on Transportation, including early design for the Conference Center Garage held on October 19

  • September 24 — Transit Task Force Public Meeting

Marketing Committee

  • Participated in two Grill Nights and Slider Smackdown

  • Need to better market events in the Pike District

  • Taste of Bethesda October 2

Fringe Festival Event

  • October 8, 2016 at 7 different locations in the Pike District

  • High school performers may be invited to also perform

  • Will give Pike District an identity and signature event while engaging the community

Strategic Planning

  • Successful retreat in July

  • Need to deterring what services committee wants to provide, what legislative work must be done to create a BID, and how to fund services and BID.

Website

  • Will be updating content and building Twitter account

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