Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Category Archives: Development Projects

Sweetgreen Opens at Pike & Rose Today

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Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant that serves various types of salads, is opening this Monday, 3/18 in Pike & Rose, according to a sign on the door.

The restaurant chain has seen a fairly rapid expansion since opening their first location just 11 years ago.

They currently have almost 100 stores nationwide and the new Pike & Rose location will be the third in Montgomery County (Bethesda and Silver Spring locations).…

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Western Workaround Work Update

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Construction activities anticipated for the two weeks beginning March 10, 2019. For additional information on the White Flint Project please visit http://www.whiteflintproject.com

The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 will finish by the end of winter 2019.

Verizon telecommunications infrastructure construction located in the northbound right lanes of Executive Boulevard prior to Old Georgetown Road has been completed with only punch list items remaining-the contractor will return at a later date.…

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WF2 Design Guidelines Open Houses

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Montgomery Planning will hold open houses on March 26 and 28 to present design guidelines for the Rock Spring and White Flint 2 Plans. Planners will present draft recommendations for the design of buildings, streets and public spaces at two meeting locations for community feedback.

Planners will hold the White Flint 2 Sector Plan Design Guidelines open house on Tuesday, March 26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

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Developers Break Ground on White Flint Apartments

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From Bethesda Beat

Work has started on a 294-unit apartment complex on property in White Flint once used as a dog park.

A joint venture with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and developer LCOR, the project at North Bethesda Town Center will join two other 300-unit apartment complexes developed by LCOR and provide a mix of floor plans.…

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Images of the proposed Wilgus Development

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During their pre-submittal sketch plan meeting, Willco Companies shared their initial plans and information about their planned redevelopment of the Wilgus Property which is located between Montrose Road and Montrose Parkway and borders Towne Road.

Though subject to change, preliminary numbers show that this redevelopment will yield 110 townhomes, 34 two over two residential units, and 600 to 675 multi-family residential units.…

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Another new development going before the Planning Board

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The Wilgus property sketch plan is in the process of being filed with MNCPPC. The link just went up over the past couple of days, although the documents aren’t available yet. It will include about one million square feet of residential space and 200,00 square feet of commercial/retail.

The Wilgus property is at the northwest quadrant of Montrose Parkway and Towne Road.…

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Grand Park Project Drawings

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The developers of the Grand Park/Kiltrock project on Old Georgetown Road (the current location of VOB Nissan and Capital Bank) presented their latest drawings at the January White Flint Implementation Committee meeting. Here are some of the more interesting ones. As you can see, they have emphasized pedestrians and activated spaces and provided land for the start of the long-promised civic green.…

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Lofts Being Proposed for North Bethesda Apartments

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From Bethesda Beat

North Bethesda Market Apartments
PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTH BETHESDA MARKET APARTMENTS

As development of multi-family residences grows, a North Bethesda apartment complex is seeking to shift its design to reduce lower-level retail space to make room for more apartments.

The North Bethesda Market apartments, on the west side of Rockville Pike across from the White Flint Mall site, opened about a decade ago with 411 units and 223,000 square feet of restaurant or retail space.…

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Latest Rendering of Arrowwood

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Arrowwood, a 294 unit residential building at the corner of Citadel Avenue and Marinelli Road, will begin construction in January, 2019. Located near Harris Teeter, Wentworth House, and Aurora, Arrowwood will bring more housing to the White Flint/Pike District area in 2021. LCOR is the developer of this exciting new addition to our community that will be part of North Bethesda Center.…

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Why developers are offering ‘experiences’ to attract suburbanites

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Katherine Shaver of The Washington Post just wrote about the Pike District, suburban urbanism, and mixed-use developments in a must-read article. The first part is below.  Visit The Washington Post to read the entire article.

The new Strathmore Square being planned for Montgomery County will have all the markings of an urban-suburban development: upscale apartments in mid- and high-rise buildings and perhaps office space or a hotel — all at a Metro Red Line station.…

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