The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee‘s task is to advise County departments on public services in the White Flint sector plan area and coordinate community activities that promote and brand the Pike District. Here’s what they discussed at their monthly meeting.
Ken Hartman said his office is compiling a calendar of summer events in the White Flint area.
Dee Metz reported that the Conference Center Garage is going to mandatory referral on Thursday. She stressed the importance of good communication with the community about the construction of the Western Workaround. Updated information will be found on pikedistrict.org. (And, I hasten to add, whiteflint.org.)
Peggy Schwartz reminded everyone that Bike to Work Day is May 20. Our stop is at the NRC and both Friends of White Flint and the Downtown Advisory Committee will have tables.
On behalf of the White Flint Implementation Committee, Dee said that their are currently some small renovations to update the strip mall across from White Flint metro and that a White Flint 2 Sector Plan meeting will occur on May 16 at Luxmanor Elementary.
Darcy Buckley announced that MCDOT is applying for state funds to fund four bikeshare stations in White Flint and one in Twinbrook. JBG will contribute $15,000 to support the Twinbrook station. If funding is approved, the bikeshare stations should be in place July 2018. The Pike District stations would be located at Woodglen and Executive, White Flint metro, Citadel and McGrath, and Old Georgetown and Rockville Pike. (Along with the Downtown Advisory Committee, Friends of White Flint is writing a letter in support of this bikeshare grant.)
Cliff Cohen said the Strategic Planning Committee determined that marketing is the #1 service that needs to be offered to the Pike District with cleanliness and safety being the #2 service.
Tom Murphy said the Marketing Committee had a successful presence at Pikes Peak. There is increased engagement on the pikedistrict.org website, and the Nighthawks are playing at the October 8 Fall Fest.