Metro’s board of directors will vote Thursday on a proposal to rename the White Flint Metro station “North Bethesda.”
Montgomery County has indicated it is willing to pay $332,000 in public money for sign changes that would be needed if the name changes.
Metro’s staff is recommending to its board of directors to approve the name change. In writing why they acknowledged that currently North Bethesda does not have much of a “sense of place,” but added:
“That said, noteworthy developments such as Pike & Rose have started to adapt the namesake into their branding and identify as being located in the city of North Bethesda. We will continue to see this take hold throughout the county. Should the Board wish to approve the jurisdiction’s request, it is likely that the new name will become synonymous with the surrounding community over time and customers will find it sufficient for wayfinding.”
Friends of White Flint led the charge to change the station’s name. Fingers crossed!!