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

The end of the moratorium!

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Fabulous news! The Planning Board will receive the FY21 annual school test on Thursday, and the current moratorium for the Walter Johnson cluster will come to an end. Here is the staff memo. This means that pending North Bethesda developments, ranging from Twinbrook to Rock Spring, could move forward!

From the staff report:

The test also finds three additional clusters – Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, and Walter Johnson clusters – to be ‘open conditionally’ as shown in Table 2.

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Federal Realty Lands First Tenant In Office Building At Pike & Rose

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From Bisnow Washington, D.C.

One year after committing to move its own headquarters to its spec office building at Pike & Rose, Federal Realty has landed the project’s first tenant.  FRIT announced Thursday it signed a 16,245 SF lease with OneDigital at the 909 Rose office building in North Bethesda. The advisory firm will consolidate from two locations in Chevy Chase and Downtown Bethesda, and plans to move in the fall. …

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Western Workaround Update from MCDOT

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Here’s a quick update on the construction of the Western Workaround.

  • Executive Blvd closure end May (delayed by two weeks)
  • VOB demo starts in two weeks
  • Night work continues under a noise mitigation plan, we are addressing a few complaints from residents at Pike and Rose
  • Coordinating installation of temporary signage with FRIT to make them less unsightly
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Western Workaround Construction Continues Despite the Pandemic

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The folks at MCDOT gave Friends of White Flint an update to the Western Workaround project, and we want to pass along the info to you.

The big news as that Executive Boulevard will be closing around mid-May. The closed part will extend from Old Georgetown Road to the Conference Center/M & T Bank.…

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Advancing the Pike District

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The Planning Department is starting an assessment of  the White Flint Metro Station area. You can read the staff memo here .

This study is envisioned as a Planning Department work product, with a 12-18-month timeline. Following the presentation of the scope, staff will update the Planning Board in fall 2020 and deliver a final briefing in spring 2021.…

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No — don’t click away. There is some really interesting data in this Subdivision Staging Policy presentation.

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The Planning Department gave a fascinating presentation about the Subdivision Staging Policy at our community meeting earlier this month. I encourage you to grab a cup of coffee and peruse these PowerPoint slides.

The Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) is the set of policy tools that guides the timely delivery of public facilities to serve existing and future development, and defines adequacy and how we measure it.…

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Home Depot has designs on Rockville Pike

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From Store Reporter

Home Depot Design Center, second of its kind in the country, is on the way to Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center. The Washington Business Journal reports that the store will take over the onetime Golf Galaxy space, which has been sitting empty for two years next to Barnes & Noble.…

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes Project began installation of a bike lane between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive in Rockville this week.

Learn more at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/Resources/Files/ExecutiveBlvd/Executive_POSTCARD_Const_%20July%2025_2019.pdf

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A university in the Pike District? Sign us up!

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The Washington Post article Prince George’s overtakes Montgomery as top job creator in Maryland suburbs discusses the possibility of a new University of Maryland (or other institution) campus in White Flint. This would be an extraordinary addition to the Pike District and we have our fingers … and toes … crossed.…

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