The many empty office spaces along Executive Boulevard in White Flint 2 are far from unusual in the DC Metro area. According to this recent article in The Washington Post, re purposing older office buildings is a vexing issue for many areas. In fact, there are about 71 million square feet of empty office space in the DMV.…Read More
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The bike lane on First Street NE just make the list of one of the top bike lanes in America. Will 2016 be the year we have a Pike District bike lane/cycle track on this list?
See the Washington Post article here.
And see the list of America’s Ten Best New Bike lanes here.…Read More
Happy Friday, everyone. Amy, here.
As you know better than most folks, Friends of White Flint ensures that our community will develop into a walkable, thriving neighborhood. We advocate for the full implementation of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, and we are helping to craft the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.…Read More
Dine. Shop. Save. And Celebrate!
Spend $10 or more at any Pike & Rose restaurant and get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more at select retailers.
Enjoy these photos of the demolition of White Flint Mall taken and published by Greater Greater Washington. And here is a link to GGW’s blog post on the Mall.
And here’s a bonus photo from Pike District resident Pam Gates.
You may have heard of a concept called “placemaking.” While it sounds like a trendy, made-up word, it’s actually the definitive foundation of the White Flint Sector Plan. No doubt you’re eager to learn more, so here’s a quick Friends of White Flint primer on placemaking.
According to Wikipedia, placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.…Read More
The focus of this month’s White Flint 2 Sector Plan meeting was parks and open spaces. It featured a presentation by Rachel Newhouse from Montgomery Parks and a quick summary of the Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Program recommendations for Executive Boulevard.
You can see the full set of slides from ULI with their analysis and recommendations for Executive Boulevard here.… Read More
The County Council debated Rapid Transit Systems the other day, and there appears to be two different points of view on Bus Rapid Transit.
According to Bethesda Beat, Mark Elrich said, “And here we are, seven years since I put this thing on paper and Virginia is rolling out BRT lines and we’re at planning.…Read More
Executive Boulevard, part of the White Flint 2 Sector, has an office vacancy rate of about 30%. It contains Class B and C office space that few companies find attractive. None of that is news.
But this is news, and good news, too. The Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel, or TAP, after a two-day review, determined that Executive Boulevard can be saved, using a combination of land use, connectivity, amenity and identity improvements.…Read More
The planning for White Flint 2 is in full swing, and if you want to have input on the plan, you ought to attend the next White Flint 2 Sector Plan Community Meeting.Read More