Rapid transit, or BRT, or whatever term is fashionable this week, will transform Rockville Pike and the Pike District. And we’re not the only ones who want the many benefits of rapid transit. Queens wants it. Philadelphia is giving it a whirl. Seattle loves it. Sure, it’s difficult to picture the Pike as a grand, beautiful boulevard with sleek train-like buses zooming down the middle, but heck, most change is hard to imagine.…Read More
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You’ve probably been in the parking lot of the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC), or at least you’ve seen it as you drive past the swim center. But imagine that rather than acres of striped asphalt there is lush green grass, inviting park benches, a winding path through the forest.
Open spaces are an important promise of the White Flint Sector Plan, and Wall Park can be the Pike District’s first new prominent green space. …Read More
Members are the lifeblood of Friends of White Flint. Residents, businesses, homeowner associations, property owners build consensus and work together to fulfill the dream of the White Flint Sector Plan. If you’re reading this, chances are good you’re already a member, (And if you’re not a member — what are you waiting for?…Read More
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The JBG Companies will go to the Planning Board tomorrow to seek approval for changes to its plan to North Bethesda Market II, affectionately known as NoBe II. County planners recommend the Planning Board approve the changes. The proposed amendments maintain the overall vision of a multiple-building, mixed-use, office, residential and retail development with a maximum of 740,528 square feet of mixed-use floor area that will be built in three phases. …Read More
Below is a quick summary of last night’s White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee. (We attend and report so you don’t have to come out in the cold and rain. Just one of the many benefits of being a part of Friends of White Flint.)
- Gables White Flint will be taking their preliminary plan and site plan to the Planning Board most likely during the first or second quarter.
On Wednesday, Councilmember Roger Berliner said, “As difficult as it is, change is possible; culture can shift; values can be realigned. But to do so requires perseverance, grassroots organizing, coalition building, outreach, and even an occasional press strategy – basically, something that every elected official here understands – a real campaign. …Read More
Happy New Year! To kick-off 2015, here’s an interesting article about why it’s critical that pedestrians and bicyclists need as much attention as drivers when we plan our roads. http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/12/american-streets-are-safer-for-drivers-but-not-for-pedestrians