Now that the White Flint 2010 Sector Plan is ten years old, the Montgomery County Planning Department is revisiting the recommendations from the sector plan by initiating the Advancing the Pike District study. The goals of the study are to:
- Provide an up-to-date Progress Snapshot: Summarize development patterns and trends to date, and identify challenges inhibiting development around the Metro Station area. Highlight successful planning and development practices and lessons learned since the Sector Plan’s adoption.
- Implement Vision Zero in White Flint’s Core: Integrate Vision Zero concepts and principles to reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians and create a safe environment for all modes of transportation around the Metro Station area.
- Position the White Flint Metro Station for success:. Create an urban design framework and common vision that maximizes the Metro site’s potential, advances county goals, and enhances access alternatives to the Metro Station.
- Create an identity for the Pike District through Placemaking: Host a community placemaking event in coordination with the Better Block Foundation and the Pike District rebranding campaign.
This project is intended to spark further implementation by identifying short-term opportunities for success that can be implemented within the next 2-5 years to further the development of the White Flint area, as well as move forward the sector plan.
The Planning Department and Friends of White Flint will hold a virtual meeting Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm to discuss and get community feedback on the Advancing the Pike District project so save the date!