Archives May 2022

White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Tonight

White Flint-North Bethesda Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Virtual Meeting- Via Microsoft Teams

Monday, May 9, 2022 7 p.m.

To attend, please reach out to Nkosi Yearwood at Nkosi.Yearwood@montgomeryplanning.org


  1. Welcome
  2. Updates and Reports
    1. Development projects
    1. New members: Mr. Marc ‘Kap’ Kapastin, Mr. Charles B. Andrews, Dr. Jacob Krampt, Ms. Suzanne Beckner, and Mr. Ephraim Harel
    1. Open Meetings Act
  1. Development Ombudsman (Tom Lewis, Office of the County Executive)
  2. Presentation: Bethesda Trolley Trail Feasibility Study (Pat Shepherd, MCDOT)
  3. Other topics
    1. Eric Grosse

Montgomery County Wants To Chase Boston In Life Sciences. Elrich: ‘We Punch Below Our Weight

From Bisnow

When it comes to developing the fast-growing life sciences sector, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants to make something clear: He knows the county can do better.

“Montgomery County has, admittedly, a really bad reputation for handling development. We are working overtime to change that,” Elrich said at Bisnow’s Mid-Atlantic Life Sciences & Biotech summit on Tuesday. “We punch below our weight, and so my goal is to start punching at our weight.”

Currently, Montgomery County has one submarket in particular where it is directing state and county investment. Elrich said he is partnering with WMATA and the state of Maryland to develop 11.5 acres around the North Bethesda Metro station, formerly White Flint, joining buildings like 935 Prose Street to create a mixed-use life sciences hub.

That kind of urbanized development convinced Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to “put skin in the game for the first time,” Elrich said, with a $16M investment to improve transportation and other infrastructure needs near  North Bethesda.

Read the entire article here

Free Thursday Night Concert Series and Friday Night Salsa in the Pike District  

Thursdays in the Park, a free concert series, is returning this year to the heart of the Pike District, and Friday Night Salsa, a free salsa dance party, is joining in on the fun. Both events will take place in a pop-up park at Grand Park Avenue and Banneker Street, by the Montgomery County Conference Center garage.  

The conc

ert series starts Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and continues for nine consecutive weeks. Friday Night Salsa starts Friday, May 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues each consecutive week through July. 

For both events each week, food and beverage vendors will be on-hand to bring a variety of food options and attendees 21 and older can indulge in a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Hang out and enjoy the live music on Thursdays, challenge friends to a salsa dance-off on Fridays, or take advantage of both!  

All are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to set up in the park or relax in our Adirondack chairs and dine at our picnic tables.  

Thursdays in the Park Concert Schedule: 

June 2:  DRIVEN TO CLARITY DUO (rock) 

June 9: DAVID THONG DUO (rock, pop, indie) 

June 16: ELIZABETH & PHIL DUO (rock, pop) 

June 23: WILD WHISPERS DUO (folk-pop)

June 30:  JULIET LLOYD DUO (pop, rock) 

July 7: EBB & NOVA DUO (folk-pop)

July 14:  CHASING AUTUMN DUO (rock)

July 21: BRADY O’CONOR DUO (rock)

July 28: THE BREAKAWAYS ACOUSTIC QUARTET (rock, pop)

Friday Night Salsa Schedule:

For up-to-date information and to check for weather-related changes, visit www.pikedistrict.org or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram!

RCA MusicFest 2022 this Saturday, May 7

Please join us this Saturday for our annual MusicFest event at the Civic Green!

WHERE: The RCA Civic Green @ Randolph Hills Shopping Center map
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 5pm-8pm
RSVP to the Facebook Event

Featuring Musical Performances by:

  • Keeping Time (blues, jazz, pop)
  • Eric Wisotzky (acoustic rock)
  • The Toodletown Three (vintage country and rock & roll)
  • Mark Nensel (acoustic rock)
  • Warped Vinyl (80s and 90s rock)

Featuring Local Vendors:

Terrible news to share

Former Friends of White Flint board member Eric Grosse died last week. He was walking on the Trolley Trail and crossing Tuckerman Lane when the driver of an SUV hit and killed him.

Eric was always the first to volunteer and was incredibly dedicated to making his community more walkable, more vibrant, and more liveable.

Eric was an important part of Friends of White Flint and our community, and he will be deeply missed.

You can read more about the crash in this news article and read his obituary here.