Monthly Archives: March 2016
Here’s the presentation made by the Urban Land Instiute (ULI) yesterday about branding and identifying the White Flint/Pike District area. ULI Presentation
You can read our summary and first take on the ULI suggestions on our weekly e-newsletter by clicking here.
Bethesda Magazine also wrote a nice piece on the ULI presentation.… Read More
New urban mobility options — ride-hailing, car-sharing, and bicycle-sharing — are changing the way people get around cities. In a new study, reported on The Transit Wire, researchers learned that these shared services complemented public transportation, reduced auto ownership, and lowered overall transportation costs.
The study had four key findings:
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- The more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars, and spend less on transportation overall.
The Urban Land Institute, an urban planning nonprofit, will join the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee today to lead a Technical Assistance Program to discuss how to brand the developing area around the White Flint Metro station as the Pike District. The name Pike District was chosen by a group of developers, businesses and residents in 2014, but isn’t widely used by locals yet.… Read More
As promised, here are the Friends of White Flint’s thoughts on the City of Rockville’s plan to widen Route 355 north of the city border to 252 feet wide. Essentially, the City of Rockville wants to transform a two-mile section of Route 355 into a 252-foot wide boulevard, with 12 car lanes, sidewalks, on-street parking, BRT, and multiple bikeways.… Read More
Sunday, April 17th from noon-4pm Grand Park Ave at Pike & Rose
Free to attend*
Tickets available beginning March 29th at pikeandrose.com and on site the day of the event.
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On site Pig roast*: Adults: $20/$25 at the door.
Yeah, the City of Rockville is north of the White Flint area, but we’re joined in spirit and by Route 355 which is why I want to share the City’s recently-released plan for Route 355. Here are some highlights (since I assume most of you don’t have time to read the 140 page report.)… Read More
The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting came to the Pike District last night, meeting at the Shriver Aquatic Center. It was an SRO crowd, but if you weren’t one of the folks in the room (after all, Dancing With The Stars premiered last night), here’s what you missed.
Councilmember Marc Elrich kicked off the meeting by talking about the county budget, BRT, and Westbard.… Read More
Look how many terrific Pike District/White Flint neighborhoods there are in Bethesda Magazine’s 30 Great Neighborhoods to Live In
When businessman Henry Copp created Garrett Park in the 1880s, he envisioned a neighborhood of beautiful homes and stately trees. His dream came true in the form of maples intertwining over streets lined with gingerbread Victorians.… Read More
The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board will meet Monday, March 21, 7-9pm at the Shriver Aquatics Center.
The agenda includes remarks by Councilmember Marc Elrich, presentation on White Flint 2 and Rock Spring with Planning Director Gwen Wright, and a roundtable with members of the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee.… Read More
I’m often asked how will we fill all the residential units and offices planned for the Pike District. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) just answered that question.
According to the most recent draft of forecasts jointly developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and area governments, the region will add more than 1.5 million people and 1.1 million jobs over the next 30 years.… Read More