An update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

An update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

Yesterday, Nkosi Yearwood of the Planning Department sent the following update.

Development Moratorium: As you are aware, there is a current development moratorium for the Walter Johnson cluster. The Planning Board will receive the updated schools test information in late June.

Development The preliminary plan for the Wilgus property, which is the vacant property that is west of Towne Road and between Montrose Road and Montrose Parkway, will be reviewed by the Planning Board in the near future.

Attached is a letter from Pepco regarding the substation on Nebel Street.

New Infrastructure: The construction of the Western Workaround (realignment of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road) continues. The closure of Executive Boulevard, between Marinelli Road and Old Georgetown Road, is tentative for late May. More about the project is available here

Construction for the Marinelli Road bikeway should begin this Fall.

A letter from Pepco about the substation

Dear Valued Customer:

In these difficult times, please know that Pepco will continue to perform our critical role of providing safe and reliable energy service for our communities, while protecting the health and safety of our customers, our employees and contractors.

Previously, we notified the White Flint community of an important reliability enhancement project that we plan to execute this year. As part of our ongoing commitment to provide safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy service for our valued customers, we will continue to construct a new, state-of-the-art substation that will enhance reliability and help to modernize the energy infrastructure in the White Flint area. The new substation will be located near the corner of Nebel Street and Marinelli Road in North Bethesda, Maryland. This new substation is needed to avoid overloading the Parklawn substation in Rockville, Maryland.   

We remain committed to our schedule to begin our work on this substation this month. Soon, you will see Pepco crews and our contractors in, or near, your neighborhood performing work. Please know that we are following CDC guidance and our field workers who are doing essential work are taking additional precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of our customers. In addition to these expanded safety measures, we will adhere to all regulations and guidelines set by the Montgomery County Department of Public Works, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

We are committed to working safely, and we will make every effort to minimize inconveniences to you and your neighbors.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at or call me at 202-872-3137.


Tony Ruffin, External Affairs Manager

Amy Ginsburg


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